Bruce Stanley's enraged that the legal and political system is his native state of West Virginia is so corrupt that the bad and the compromised often float to the top of the system while the true and the caring are just as often endlessly stymied.
One of the most important film documentaries in years, turning the light on the dark side of all mining, Coal Rush faithfully documents the long-running legal proceedings until the final settlement in the summer of 2011.
The scale of the problem really does call for radical action. But what should we do? Give up driving automobiles altogether to reduce CO2 emissions? Stop fighting infant mortality to slow the relentless population growth that now crowds the planet with over seven billion humans?
Every day, 12 workers die on the job in America -- often because a corporation has defied regulations or ignored standard safety procedures. Many more die prematurely from work exposure to toxic materials.