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Film about biomass industry to be screened Nov. 14 at Yarmouth County Museum

The film Burned – Are Trees the New Coal? will be shown at the Yarmouth County Museum Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m.
The film Burned – Are Trees the New Coal? will be shown at the Yarmouth County Museum Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. - Contributed

A new film about the rise of the biomass industry is on tour in Nova Scotia and will be shown in Yarmouth Wednesday, Nov. 14.

The Ecology Action Centre, with support from TREPA (Tusket River Environmental Protection Association) and other local community groups across Nova Scotia, is presenting screenings of the new film Burned – Are Trees the New Coal?

The local showing will take place at the Yarmouth County Museum Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m.

A press release about the award-winning documentary says that while it focuses on the eastern seaboard of the United States, the story could be anywhere, “including Nova Scotia, where the recent advent of big biomass has consumed millions of tonnes of our forests and driven forestry practices to new lows.”

The release continues, “In a perversion of the term ‘green,’ forests worldwide are being clear-cut and burned for electricity generation under the guise of producing ‘green energy.’ And it’s happening at precisely the time we need our forests more than ever to help combat climate change.”

A brief discussion will follow each screening.

There is no charge for people to attend the Nov. 14 screening of the film in Yarmouth.

For more information about the film and to watch the trailer visit: www.burnedthemovie.com

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