Independent Lens

Deep Down: Mining Interests and the Public Hearing

Clip: Season 12 Episode 6 | 5m 4s

Beverly May and Terry Ratliff grew up on opposite sides of a mountain ridge in eastern Kentucky, where coal is king. But, when a mountaintop removal coal mine encroaches on their town, the two find themselves on opposite sides of a debate that divides their community and the nation.

Aired: 11/23/10

Rating: TV-PG

Problems Playing Video?