New Documentary Gives Voice to Those Crushed by the Gears of Over-Regulation

In Climate Change, Economics, Election 2016, Energy, Environment, Life, People, The Big Picture by Wesley Haverlah0 Comments

In the last few weeks, America attempted to process the fall-out of one of the biggest political upsets in recent history. Questions abound. What will a Trump presidency entail? How will the GOP make use of its legislative majority? And what does this election season say about the political climate of American culture?

In answer to the last question, Megan Toombs, Director of Communications for the Cornwall Alliance, and Editor of Earth Rising Blog, recently wrote an excellent piece detailing the story of blue-collar workers, in traditionally ‘blue’ states, voting ‘red.’ However, Toombs is not alone in her notice of the blue-collar worker.

The launch of a new documentary by the Media Research Center, Collateral Damage: Forgotten Casualties of the Left’s War on Coal, comes at a key time in our national conversation. In line with the convictions of the Cornwall Alliance, this documentary highlights the plight of those who suffer from the economic whiplash of poorly conceived energy policy, and gives those people a badly needed voice.

As noted by Thomas Sowell in a brilliant essay found in The Quest for Cosmic Justice, social vision can easily become unmoored from the people, needs, and circumstances that allegedly inspired it. Collateral Damage invites the coal industry’s key participants back into the conversation about the industry’s future.

To learn more about Collateral Damage, click here.

Wes Haverlah is a student at Texas A&M’s Mays Business School studying marketing with a minor in philosophy. He is an intern with Earth Rising Blog, a project of the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation. Growing up in a family with deep agricultural roots, he is passionate about responsible stewardship of the environment and balancing conservation with relevant economic concerns.

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