The threats posed by coal ash are well known today, but not too long ago, the dangers of coal ash disposal were a dirty energy secret.
For a large section of residents in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, the dangers of coal ash were kept a secret, and in their place the dirty energy industry fed them promises of a luscious, green and blue landscape that they could enjoy with their families. All they had to do was sign off on a coal ash dump in their area.
The energy company was First Energy, and a new short film by EarthJustice exposes the lies and the resulting impacts that their coal ash dump had on local communities.
The whole film, titled “Little Blue: A Broken Promise,” can be viewed here: