Fighting Goliath: Texas Coal Wars

Fighting Goliath: TExas Coal WarsI was contacted recently by Richard Matson of Snag Films, a new website in beta that allows users to view full-length documentary films for free.

Richard contacted me through my blog GlobalWarmingisReal, suggesting my readers there might be interested in the documentary film Fighting Goliath: Texas Coal Wars.


Fighting Goliath follows the story of farmers, ranchers and Mayors fighting against the construction of 18 new coal-burning power plants in Texas. TXU Corp. withdrew eight of the 11 permit applications shortly before the case went to court, when it was announced that shareholders would sell the utility to private equity firms. The film was produced by the Redford Center at the Sundance Preserve and Alpheus Media, and directed by Mat Hames and George Sledge.

It occurs to me that readers of TriplePundit might find this documentary interesting as well. It’s a good example of the power of grassroots activism. Check it out!

Tom is the founder, editor, and publisher of and the TDS Environmental Media Network. He has been a contributor for Triple Pundit since 2007. Tom has also written for Slate, Earth911, the Pepsico Foundation, Cleantechnia, Planetsave, and many other sustainability-focused publications. He is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists