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A Look Into Coal Country

The filmmakers want more Americans to understand that when we flick on a light switch it is not a meaningless act. It takes electricity. And that takes coal. (Photo courtesy of Coal Country)

When the Senate picks up debate on the climate change bill, it will be - in part - deciding the future of coal as an energy source in the U.S. About half the nation's electricity currently comes from coal. And a lot of it comes from the Appalachian region. A new documentary film sets out to show how mining for coal affects the people who live in Coal Country. Julie Grant spoke with the film's producers:

The trailer for the film

Coal Country

Info on when and where the film will be airing

Producer: Julie Grant
Release Date: October 8, 2009
Running Time: 3:11

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