Exposing the EPA's War on Coal

Brittany M. Hughes | August 18, 2016
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is one of the most oppressive and unchecked agencies in Washington, D.C. With a clear directive from the White House to advance Obama’s “green” agenda, the EPA has used every bit of its muscle to harass and bully individuals, towns, and entire industries. But you can help us push back.

Several months ago, MRCTV sent a camera crew to the southern counties of West Virginia to document the impact of the EPA regulations on the coal industry and the local communities that have historically relied on it for survival. What the team found was devastating.

The effect of shuttered coal mines and the loss of thousands of coal jobs has trickled down into nearly every facet of these communities, crippling local businesses, destroying the housing market and forcing desperate families from their homes. Thousands are without work, while still thousands more live under the constant threat of job loss and bankruptcy.

Through a compelling series of up-close footage and brutally honest interviews, "Collateral Damage" will expose in stark detail the real, human impact of President Obama's promised and delivered assault on the coal industry, and on the hardworking Americans and their families in Central Appalachia.

Two weeks ago, MRCTV launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $15,000 by August 31 to make sure this story is told – and we’re almost halfway to our goal. All donations will go toward completing the production and marketing of this short documentary. But we have to meet our $15,000 goal, or we receive none of the pledged funding.

As they always do, the media are trying to bury this story, because it doesn't align with their political agenda. Your donations will ensure the people whose lives have been destroyed by reckless policy decisions have a chance to tell their story. You can give them a voice.

Your dollars will also help get this powerful short film in front of lawmakers and policy makers in Washington D.C., so they can be held accountable for the "collateral damage" caused by their decisions.