House with coal plant in background

Thursday, August 4, 6:45-9:30pm, this on-line event requires advance registration

“A gun-toting 83-year-old woman refuses to sell her house to the power plant next door. But despite her refusal, the plant has moved ahead with their 20-million-dollar deal to buy out most of Cheshire and bulldoze all the homes. What happened in this Ohio River town overrun by one of the largest coal-fired power plants in the world? A story of money, power, and the increasingly difficult choices we face surrounding coal and the environment, ‘Cheshire, Ohio’ makes us think twice about home.”

“Filmed over a decade, ‘Cheshire, Ohio’ follows a community devastated by coal, starting with American Electric Power’s buyout and bulldozing of this Ohio River community after exposing them to years of harmful emissions, and then returning several years later to the now almost emptied town as we follow the case of 77 plaintiffs who have filed a lawsuit against American Electric Power for not protecting them from carcinogenic chemicals at the plant’s coal ash landfill site.”

“As the cycle of pollution from coal continues, we see how one town suffers from our reliance on carbon energy.”

Join us for a free virtual screening of the documentary film “Cheshire, Ohio,” followed by a “question-and-answer” with the film’s director, Eve Morgenstern.

Be sure to RSVP at this link to get the Zoom invite!

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Hosted by Mid-Ohio Valley Climate ActionSierra Club Ohio, and Ohio Beyond Coal.

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