The Four Corners: A National Sacrifice Area?

By McLeod, Bullfrog Films (1984)

From the Bullfrog Films website: “This renowned student Academy Award-winning documentary examines the social, cultural, and environmental impact of energy development in the Southwest U.S. The film takes its title from a National Academy of Sciences report which concluded that strip-mining in the fragile arid environment could permanently damage the land, resulting in “national sacrifice areas.”

The film explores the hidden cost of uranium mining and milling, coal strip-mining, and synthetic fuels development in the “Golden Circle of National Parks” — the homeland of Hopi, Navajo, and Mormon cultures.”