The company Massey Energy committed over 60,000 environmental violations in the early 2000s, and it was Massey’s mine that killed 29 of its workers last year in West Virginia. Massey’s mountaintop removal operations have destroyed ecosystems throughout Appalachia, and those living in the shadows of the mountains suffer from disproportionate rates of brain and lung tumors. 

Until now, mining corporations like Massey have gotten away with it, but a new documentary on the destructive practice of mountaintop removal mining, The Last Mountain, uncovers these travesties as well as the growing grassroots movement that is fighting back. 

Anna Lekas Miller