Thanks to you, we’ve released our new documentary, Momenta.
Our goal with this project is to bring the coal export issue to the forefront of the environmental conversation, addressing the details and taking action against a project that poses such a great danger to our health, the environment and our global climate. With your help, we’re doing just that, and we sincerely thank you.
Momenta tells the story of a Pacific Northwest coal project that is threatening the global environment on a scale greater than the Keystone Pipeline.
With American demand for coal in decline, the American coal industry has turned its attention to rapidly expanding Asian markets, extracting over 140 million pounds of coal per year from the Powder River Basin to ship it overseas via deepwater ports in Washington and Oregon.
Each day, over fifty mile-and-a-half-long trains, laden with Powder River coal, will travel from Wyoming and Montana, thundering through hundreds of rural towns to ports in the Pacific Northwest. The near-constant stream of escaping coal dust imposes toxic environmental pollutants and a myriad of health risks on the communities through which the trains travel. The amount of carbon emissions produced by burning Powder River Basin coal would result in cataclysmic and irreversible impacts on the global climate.
This film is presented by SNOCRU and narrated by mountaineer and author, Conrad Anker and features activist and author, Bill McKibben, pro snowboarder and Founder of Protect Our Winters Jeremy Jones, pro snowboarder Lucas Debari, and many others.
The film releases today, supported at first, by a seven-city premiere tour in partnership
with K2 Sports:
June 16th Bellingham, WA Pickford Film Center 7:30 p.m.
June 17th: Tacoma, WA Location, TBD
June 18th: Seattle, WA Admiral Theater 7:30 p.m.
June 19th: Spokane, WA Bing Crosby Theater 7:30 p.m.
July 7th: Missoula, MT The Roxy Theatre 7:30 p.m.
July 9th: Bozeman, MT Emerson Event Center Time, TBD
July 10th: Billings, MT Location, TBD
You can also see the film on the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour in hundreds of locations this year, at select film festivals and in local market showings hosted by our nonprofit partners and concerned members. Watch our film website for additional showings, www.momentaproject.com
The film will also be available for free public download later this summer.
Here is how you can get more involved:
See the film at a premiere near you
Want to host a local showing? Please contact us HERE
Please add your signature to a letter to WA Governor Jay Inslee, urging him to keep our ports closed to coal export traffic, HERE.
Stay in touch for additional premiere dates, news, etc. HERE
Download the film when it’s available in August
Thank you for your involvement and generous contribution to this project. If we’re going to succeed in stabilizing our climate, and maintaining the health of the citizens of the Pacific Northwest, we need to keep these ports closed to coal export traffic. So from everyone here at Protect Our Winters and Plus M, thank you.