Dirty Business will be one of many films screened at Reel Power, a new collaboration of films on energy and natural resource extraction, now part of Appalachia Rising, a mass mobilization calling for the end of mountaintop removal mining to be held in Washington, DC, on September 25-27, 2010.
The new Senate energy bill from John Kerry and Joseph Lieberman includes incentives of $2 billion per year for carbon capture and sequestration. A recent op-ed in the New York Times asks why carbon capture and sequestration has become the "Holy Grail" of carbon-reduction strategies. What about cost and scale? Read the op-ed by Robert Bryce of the Manhattan Institute: "A Bad Bet on Carbon"
Over the weekend of April 23 and 24, Dirty Business won first place in the documentary category at the Appalachian Film Festival. The Appys are held at the historic Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center in Huntington, West Virginia every year.