The old chestnut that "coal is West Virginia's greatest natural resource" deserves revision. I believe that our people are West Virginia's most valuable resource. We must demand to be treated as such.
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Nearly four years ago, retired coal miner and grandfather Ed Wiley walked from Charleston, West Virginia to Washington, DC, asking state and federal o...
We're still fighting to stop the wholesale destruction of the most biologically diverse forests and streams on the continent in order to mine climate-destroying coal. Can we really address climate change if we can't even stop mountaintop removal?
Massey issued a statement asserting that a review of conditions in the Upper Big Branch mine uncovered no problems. All that could only mean one thing, right? Massey did nothing wrong and bears no responsibility.
Given what we know from a 2006 crisis at another Massey Energy mine, why was the company not on a heightened alert to these fire-fighting equipment problems at Upper Big Branch?
The first Congressional panel to examine mine safety and health issues since the Upper Big Branch explosion took 29 lives on April 5 did not focus on the cause of the explosion.
We can jump our energy system into a new, much more stable, secure, and innovative state -- if we simply stop relying on those old technologies to power our economies and instead build our future on clean energy.
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The public fascination with aviation disasters keeps pressure on the F.A.A. to constantly refine an already high level of safety. That's clearly not the case in mine safety.
Forty years from now, if I am blessed to still be on this earth, I will rejoice and celebrate the 80th anniversary of Earth Day with gratitude filling my heart. I can see that day in my mind's eye.
Instead of clinging to the status quo, West Virginia's elected officials must use this tragedy as an opportunity to ask difficult questions about the future of coal in West Virginia. Here are some of mine.
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In the past three weeks, our nation crossed a line in how we think about coal, and it now seems coal's long flight of dominating how we produce electricity has embarked on a final decline.
While taxpayers were bailing banks out of the financial crisis, banks have been busy funding the climate crisis.
Do Blankenship's recklessness and indifference to the fate of others make him an outlier in his industry? Sadly, the answer's no.