Andy Miller, Robin Moore, Jeremy Jones, Chris Steinkamp, Ed Lewis, Eric Wallis | 2014 | 40 min.

2014 Official Selection

This is a story about the west, known for its forward-thinking innovation, being caught in the crosshairs of an American paradox. Old innovation vs. new. Currently, there are proposals to ship coal from the Powder River Basin in Wyoming to ports on the Pacific coast and eventually to Asia to be burned. This will cause countless negative impacts to local communities along the coal export trail, and wreak havoc on our global environment. The Pacific Northwest is at a crossroads – do we go the way of dirty coal, or do we say ‘NO!’? The choice is clear: It’s time to embrace innovation, move away from fossil fuels, and ignite the clean energy economy. Momenta is narrated by world-renowned climber, Conrad Anker, and features environmentalist Bill McKibben and snowboarder Jeremy Jones.