A Pike County project that would put thousands of solar panels on a reclaimed strip mine site is featured in the new climate change film "The Human Element," featuring National Geographic photographer James Balog.
A Pike County project that would put thousands of solar panels on a reclaimed strip mine site is featured in the new climate change film "The Human Element," featuring National Geographic photographer James Balog. Earth Vision Institute
A Pike County project that would put thousands of solar panels on a reclaimed strip mine site is featured in the new climate change film "The Human Element," featuring National Geographic photographer James Balog. Earth Vision Institute

New film about climate change has a surprising hero: An Eastern Kentucky strip mine.

May 25, 2018 02:39 PM

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.