Michael Bloomberg-funded Coal Documentary Puts Spotlight on Dallas Residents

Although Dallas isn't coal country, some of its residents have become part of the national debate over the now politically-charged energy source.The documentary From the Ashes premiered this year at the Tribeca Film Festival and now hits the National Geographic Channel at 8 p.m. Sunday night. The film features several Dallas area residents, including a doctor, asthma sufferers and former Dallas Morning News environmental writer Randy Loftis, talking about the effects of pollution from coal-burning plants.Reversing the decline of the coal industry was one of President Donald Trump's many signature issues during the 2016 campaign. He promised to revive the industry, which has struggled primarily because of cheap natural gas.  Continue reading...

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