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Massey Explosion

The Ethical Responsibility of Engineers and the Rest of Us, Too (Part 2)

Brian D. McLaren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brian D. McLaren

Shouldn't every gathering of a community of faith either explicitly or implicitly strengthen our expanding ethical commitment to the common good?

Massey Mine Disaster Investigation: Initial Probe Will Be Conducted Behind Closed Doors

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators have decided not to convene a public hearing in the early stages of their investigation into the deadly explosio...

Massey Energy Foremen Slapped With Criminal Charges For 2006 Fire, Mine Worker Dies In Accident At Another Mine

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

While state and federal investigations into the worst mining disaster in decades continue, mine owner Massey Energy was hit with more bad news this we...

Massey and Mine Safety and Health Administration Missed Many Opportunities to Avert Crisis

Ellen Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Smith

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?

Green News Report -- April 27, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Remembering li...

Mine Disaster Company Sues Mine Safety Regulator For Allegedly Violating Its Constitutional Rights

Wall Street Journal | KRIS MAHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Massey Energy Co. sued the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration and three of its officials Tuesday, arguing that the agency wouldn't approve ...

The Simple (Tragic) Case for Unions: Montcoal, West Virginia

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

When Unions strive to protect American workers and jobs and eliminate unfair trade practices, that is not being anti-growth and it is certainly not protectionism. It's just the opposite.

Green News Report -- April 15, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The First Lad...

Jason Linkins

Network Coverage Of Mining Disaster Fails To Note Absence Of Unionization | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CJR's Liz Cox Barrett encourages others to "send the link" to this piece from Andrew Tyndall's Tyndall Report on the coverage of the Upper Big Branch ...

The West Virginia Mining Disaster and the Financial Crisis Have the Same Root Cause

Arianna Huffington | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Arianna Huffington

Justice -- of sorts -- was finally delivered as Donald Blankenship, the former Chairman and CEO of Massey Energy, was convicted of conspiring to willfully violate mine safety standards at the Upper Branch Mine in West Virginia, where 29 workers died in April 2010. Here's a blog I wrote about it a few months after the disaster.

The Massey Mine Disaster: Lessons for the Living

David Casarett, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Casarett, M.D.

It is tragic to lose a family member suddenly, without warning. And this is particularly true when that family member is young and healthy, with decades of life ahead.

West Virginia Coal Mine Survivor Search

AP | DENA POTTER and PETER PRENGAMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MONTCOAL, W.Va. — Grieving relatives began burying victims of the Upper Big Branch coal mine disaster Friday as crews neared a refuge chamber de...

West Virginia Coal Miner Left Note Before Fatal Explosion (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"If anything happens to me, I'll be looking down from heaven at you all. I love you. Take care of my baby. Tell her that daddy loves her, she's beauti...

Fatal U.S. Mine Disasters: A List Of Tragic Deaths In Recent Decades

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A list of some fatal mine disasters in the United States: _ 2007: Six miners, three rescuers killed in collapses at the Crandall Canyon mine in Emery...

What Killed the Miners? Profits Over Safety?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

While we are still waiting for the details on the Performance Coal Co. Upper Big Branch Mine disaster that has taken at least 25 lives, reports are now coming out of the mine's history of safety violations.

West Virginia Coal Mine Explosion: At Least 25 Dead After Massey Blast

AP | LAWRENCE MESSINA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MONTCOAL, W.Va. — Rescuers held out slim hope Tuesday that four missing coal miners might have survived when a mine repeatedly cited for imprope...