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Prosecution Rests in Trial of Ex-CEO in 2010 West Virginia Mine Explosion
Business  (tags: West Virginia, CEO Don Blankenship, trial, coal mine disaster, Upper Big Branch, Massey Energy, conspiracy, mine safety laws, lying to inspectors )

- 1305 days ago -
The trial will now shift to defense for Don Blankenship, who could get up to 30 years in prison for breaking safety laws in worst US coal mine disaster in decades.
5 Most Toxic Energy Companies That Are Controlling Our Politics
Business  (tags: Massey Energy, Koch Industries, Exxon Mobil, BP, Chevron, Big Energy, fossil fuels, pollution, plutocracy, 1%, fat cats, corruption, elections, big money, corporate control )

- 1583 days ago -
These corporations rake in massive profits and use this wealth to leverage elections.
Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship Indicted Over 2010 Mine Disaster
Business  (tags: don blankenship, massey energy, coal, mine explosion, deaths, indictment, grand jury, west virginia, U.S. Attorney )

- 1674 days ago -
"The indictment charges Blankenship with conspiracy to violate mandatory federal mine safety and health standards, conspiracy to impede federal mine safety officials, making false statements to [the SEC], and securities fraud."
High Stakes in the Labor Department's Massey Coal Mine Case
Business  (tags: coal miners, coal mine disaster, coal mine safety, coal mining dangers, coal minin stocks, Freedom Energy Mine no. 1, Labor Department, Massey Energy, mine safety, Mine Safety and Health Administration )

- 3144 days ago -
Stakes are high for both sides, but they're highest for the miners themselves. In addition to demanding safety fixes and preventative procedures, both crucial to miners' safety, Labor has asked the judge for continued paychecks while the mine is closed.
Massey Denies Time Off for Workers to Attend Funerals of Mine Victimst
Business  (tags: Massey Energy, miners' funerals, Upper Biig Branch Mine )

- 3340 days ago -
The coal and oil industries are really trying to outdo each other these days. Massey Energy, the criminally unsafe coal mining and intimidation company, refuses to give workers time off to attend the funerals of friends who died in Massey's Upper Big Bran
Avatar Share Meet The Teabagger Who Killed the Coal Miners
Business  (tags: corporate, corruption, cover-up, dishonesty, energy, massey energy, blankenship, politics, society, death, murderer, piece of cr*p )

- 3351 days ago -
I grew up on the next big mountain east of Montcoal, West Virginia. One of my earliest memories is the smell of water dripping on carbide in the miner's lamp my dad wore around his safety helmet and the brilliant white light it produced. I remember, too
Deadly Record: Massey's Mine In Montcoal Has Been Cited For Over 3,000 Violations, Over $2.2 Million In Fines
Business  (tags: WV mining disaster, Upper Big Branch Mine, deadly coal mine, Massey Energy, Performance Coal Co., safety violations, Mine Safety and Health Admin. )

- 3355 days ago -
Massey Energy is actively contesting millions of dollars of fines for safety violations at its West Virginia coal mine where disaster struck yesterday afternoon. This deadly mine has been cited for over 3,000 violations by the Mine Safety and Health Admin

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