coal mines

Don Blankenship was sentenced to just one year in prison on Wednesday, but any punishment at all for mine safety violations is unusual.
Like the song made famous by country music legend, Loretta Lynn, I was a Coal Miner's Daughter. My Dad, Angelo Bruno, worked in the deep, dark, damp coal mines of Northeastern Pennsylvania from the time he was 15 years old.
The key to breaking the climate and energy policy logjam in Washington, D.C., Naomi Klein contends in This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, is the building of a powerful social movement. Citizens can then put leaders into office who are willing to take decisive action to protect the climate.
A local government investment vehicle is currently raising capital to build a luxury hotel near the memorial to China's Communist
While Peabody Energy may have hired a notorious public relations firm to hawk its international ad campaign, a village trustee and her rural farming community have exposed the devastating legacy of the world's largest coal company near its historic Illinois beginnings.
Pop worked in the mines and died of black lung at age 74. He would have been amazed and angry at the fact that blue collar workers are likely to vote Republican. I can hear Pop now: "Don't they know how they're being conned?"
Should a corporation with a track record of frequent legal violations be allowed to operate? Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Free
Here in the United States, you can get more jail time for harassing a burro on federal land than for killing a worker through workplace negligence. We must do more to ensure worker safety.
UPDATE: Rep. Miller has released a statement about the death at Pocahontas mine: According to an official with West Virginia
Mountaintop removal has yielded little economic development on reclaimed mine lands in Appalachia, despite the abundance of landscapes available for post-mining economic activity.
By federal law, coal companies have to restore the land they used back to an as-good-or-better condition than it was in when