30 Days

Season 3 Episode 1

Working in a Coal Mine

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jun 03, 2008 on Planet Green



  • Quotes

    • Morgan Spurlock: We know that there are health risks. We know that there are environmental concerns, but that doesn't stop us from using coal. But the question is, what other choice do we have? We have to use coal because we haven't spent the time to really invest in something better. Before I went to the coal mine, I knew very little about the people who worked there, and really, what it does for not only my home state, but the entire country. After this experience, it just makes you realize how many people are affected by coal and by the industry. But coal is finite. If one day coal will be gone, what are we gonna do then? It's almost like we are living with one foot in the past and one foot in the future, and we really need to be looking a little more ahead at what we are gonna do, because we can't wait 250 years until it just disappears. We have to start thinking about it now, and I think that's the only choice we have. The only choice is progress.