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Black Lung Kills 1,000 Coal Miners Annually. Anybody Care?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

For a Republican-led Congress about to take over Washington, DC, I hope the fate of the coal miners and their families and communities -- and our nation's dependence on dirty and deadly coal -- is not overlooked.

Washington Post Nails Coal Mine Death Crisis: Big Coal Runs "Clean Coal" Ad on Same Page?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

In one of the most bizarre Big Coal public relations ads yet, online readers of the Washington Post today were forced to view a fatuous "clean coal" a...

Unsafe Mines Will Be Closed, Top Regulator Tells Senate Committee

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government will start going directly to federal court to shut down mines that make a habit of ignoring safety, the nation's top...

How Do We Hold a Corporation Responsible?

Ellen Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Smith

There are no provisions to hold accountable those people who are responsible for mining safety policies and procedures, or the corporate executives who insisted it was more important to "run coal" than to build ventilation.