Fighting Goliath: Texas Coal Wars, documents how a group of citizens stood up to the proposed development of 19-coal-fired power plants in central and east Texas. Mayors, ranchers, CEOs, community groups, legislators, lawyers and citizens, all joined together for different reasons but one purpose: to stop the state's fast-track approval of coal-plant construction.
Robert Redford narrates the movie and says that he got involved because he was so inspired by the movie and the idea that that these different interests could still come together for the environment. Redford hopes the movie inspires other communities to band together, whether for battling coal or working for environmental justice in their area.
The film has already opened in Texas and will be shown in Utah and Nevada next week, where several coal plants are also planned for construction.
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