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Coal Country, a documentary by MariLynn Evans and Phylis Geller premiering on Planet Green November 14, takes a look at coalmining towns in Appalachia, which is home to some of the poorest communities in the U.S. Coal companies practice Breitling Navitimer Heritage watches mountaintopremoval mining (MTR) in these areas, and while the industry is a major source of jobs, it is also, the film argues, a major cause of environmental and economic problems. And it doesnt look like coal consumption will decrease anytime soon: The U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts that coal electricity will account for 39 percent of growth in national electricity generation from 2006 to 2030.