Over a thousand Appalachian residents and activists participated in a rally and march in Washington, D.C. on Monday, September 27th. The action was the culmination of a multi-day convergence that had been put together by a coalition known as Appalachia Rising, which organized the activity to advance the movement to abolish mountaintop removal coal mining in the United States.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday September 29, 2010 10:38 am|
|By: Chuckie Corra Wednesday September 29, 2010 1:05 am|
Massey CEO Don Blankenship is back in the news again, and so are the Senators from West Virginia. One still trying to make money and keep unions out of mines, the other fighting for better mine safety regulations. I’ll let you guess who’s who.
|By: Chuckie Corra Friday September 24, 2010 8:14 pm|
Appalachia Rising will mobilize people from across the country, and especially Appalachia, against the destruction of Mountaintop Removal Mining (MTR). This scourge to the environment has effected thousands upon thousands of people, but coal barons cling to the profit motive and push forward.
|By: Chuckie Corra Monday August 23, 2010 1:15 pm|
The POTUS’s religion comes into question yet again, and this time the White House tries to set things straight. Massey Energy is hit with federal fines totaling roughly $4 Million in 2nd quarter 2010, but will either of these efforts make an impact on their respective current situations?
|By: Chuckie Corra Tuesday August 3, 2010 9:00 am|
Its a mess down here ya’ll
|By: Jason Rosenbaum Wednesday July 28, 2010 7:00 pm|
Via the AP: Massey Energy plans to resume extracting coal by constructing a new entrance to its Upper Big Branch mine within months, despite continuing investigations of the explosion that killed 29 men there in April, the company’s chief executive said Wednesday. Massey also wants government permission to restart two sections in the far southern [...]
|By: Chuckie Corra Saturday July 24, 2010 5:56 pm|
Another Massey Blankenship update!
|By: Chuckie Corra Thursday July 15, 2010 2:00 pm|
NPR reports that Massey had Methane detector disabled
|By: Leo W. Gerard Monday June 14, 2010 12:42 pm|
CEOs commonly make incongruous assertions to protect profits after corporate-caused disasters. They’re driven by the same factor that is fundamental to the catastrophes – greed. Nothing wrong with that, right? Not in a society that has converted greed from a vice to a virtue. Still, American church-goers might recall that greed is one of the seven deadly sins. When it afflicts CEOs, it’s deadly to workers.
|By: Leo W. Gerard Friday May 21, 2010 2:02 pm|
BP, Massey Energy and Tessoro are all using their safety award plaques like shields to deflect accusations of recklessness. The disconnect between safety prizes and dead workers has enabled these corporations to characterize the three explosions at their facilities in April that killed 47 workers as accidents, random events for which no one really is to blame. That’s why these pseudo-safety awards are so destructive. No agency or association should ever again deceive the public or delude workers by handing awards to corporations that fail to accomplish comprehensive hazard avoidance by meeting the standards of process safety management.