Documentary filmmaker Alexander Glustrom’s Mossville: When Great Trees Fall chronicles South African petrochemical titan Sasol’s obliteration of the town of Mossville, Louisiana, a peaceful and modestly prosperous rural community established long ago by freed slaves and still occupied by their descendants.
With complete government support, the pollution-spewing corporation is razing Mossville to make way for construction of its US Mega Project, a massive facility for the extracting and processing of low-quality natural gas from shale. Yes, that’s fracking.
The company’s investment of some $9-billion — the largest in the area’s history — seems to be seen as justification for Sasol’s assault on Mossville. is seen as clearing the land Using archive footage of a speech by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, the documentary indicates the government’s justification:
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