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Coal Mine Disaster

Coal Miner Deaths Trigger Renewed Focus On Safety

AP | Posted 10.07.2013 | Business

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal regulators are urging U.S. coal companies to refocus on health and safety regulations after th...

West Virginia Revokes Coal Dust Rules

AP | Posted 11.11.2012 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials have withdrawn two rules addressing what mine operators must do to tamp down explosive coal dust. ...

Driller Admits Lapses In NZ Mine Disaster

AP | NICK PERRY | Posted 09.30.2012 | Green

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — An Australian drilling company pleaded guilty Tuesday to three safety violations in connection with a 2010 coal mine ...

Lucia Graves

Massey Energy: Groups Call On Beau Biden To Revoke Coal Company's Corporate Charter | Lucia Graves | Posted 08.09.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Two public interest organizations are calling on Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden to revoke the corporate charter of Massey Energy i...

AT LEAST 27 Missing In New Zealand Coal Mine Disaster

AP | RAY LILLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Search efforts for 29 workers missing after a powerful blast tore through a coal mine in New Zealand were stalled Satu...

Another Deadly Mine Disaster

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — State media says a coal mine flood in southwestern China has killed 12 people, adding more casualties to the thousands killed each yea...

Massey Energy Hit With MORE Violations At Upper Big Branch Mine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Federal inspectors have yet to get underground at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch Mine, but they've already hit the operation with another nearly two...

Standing Up for Coal Miners

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Berkowitz

Some things have changed over the years. Mining is now much less labor intensive. Some things have not changed. It is still dangerous. Miners keep dying in the Upper Branch Mine.

Coal Mines, Potato Salad, And Damn Good People

Burns Strider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Burns Strider

The unfolding coal mine disaster in West Virginia has me constantly checking the news for updates on the plight of our fellow Americans who are victims of this latest tragedy.

Don Blankenship On Mine Disaster (VIDEO): 'We Don't Really Know What To Say About It'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ABC's Diane Sawyer grilled Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship on Tuesday on his company's coal mine disaster, asking whether the West Virginia mine exp...

Coal Mine Disaster

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger