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The Knox Coal Mine Disaster: A Story of Corruption and Greed

Carol A Miele | Posted 01.18.2016 | Impact
Carol A Miele

Like the song made famous by country music legend, Loretta Lynn, I was a Coal Miner's Daughter. My Dad, Angelo Bruno, worked in the deep, dark, damp coal mines of Northeastern Pennsylvania from the time he was 15 years old.

Coal Miner's Union Wins Big Victory For Retired Members

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business

There's some good news and some bad news this week for coal miners who retired from the ill-fated Patriot Coal company. The world's largest private co...

Haunting Beauty: Visit the Ghost Town of Bodie, California

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Today, decades later, crowds still flock this remote region of the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, northeast of Yosemite, to visit Bodie. But it's not gold they seek -- it's a genuine ghost town experience.

Dave Jamieson

Democrats Try To Stop Coal Industry From Swindling Sick Miners

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats rolled out a plan Thursday that they said would make it harder for coal companies to cheat miners suffering from black ...

11 Charts That Illuminate the Past, Present and Future of Bitcoin

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Steve H. Hanke

Bitcoin, the new digital currency, remains a mystery to many. There is no better way to lift the fog surrounding bitcoin than to let the data speak. A...

Dave Jamieson

Black Lung Disease Rates Skyrocket To Highest Levels Since 1970s

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business

The proportion of coal miners who suffer from an advanced form of black lung disease has skyrocketed in central Appalachia in recent years, according ...

Dave Jamieson

Coal Miner Whose Brother Died On The Job Was Fired After Flagging Dangers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business

In October of 2011, Jeromy Coots helped transport the lifeless body of his older brother out of the coal mine where they'd worked together in eastern ...

Coal Rush Kids! Illinois Votes to Keep Big Coal in Schools

Jeff Biggers | Posted 06.08.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

While the uncritical media reported that Illinois House members "bemoan the decline of the Illinois coal industry," it's a fact that Illinois is in the throes of an unprecedented and unmatched coal mining rush in the nation.

Former Massey CEO: As An Appalachianer, I Don't Know What 'Hubris' Means

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 04.03.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Don Blankenship, former CEO of Massey Energy, joined HuffPost Live Wednesday to discuss "Upper Big Branch: Never Again," a new film he commissioned to...

Dave Jamieson

How A Coal Company Can Make Whistleblowers' Lives Miserable

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

Early last year, Kentucky coal miner Reuben Shemwell was sued by his own employer for filing a safety discrimination complaint with federal regulators...

Dave Jamieson

Fourth Miner Killed Since Shutdown Began

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An Indiana coal miner was killed after being struck and pinned down by a shuttle car in an underground mine on Friday, making his the fo...

Dave Jamieson

Sequestration's Gift To Deadly Coal Companies

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Facing budget cuts under congressional sequestration, the federal agency overseeing mine safety is planning to severely cut back its eff...

Dave Jamieson

How Sequestration Hurts Miners But Not Coal Companies

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's miners will be among those paying a high price for Congressional sequestration, with the head of the federal agency for min...

Make My Valentine's Day Jewelry Conflict-free

Emmanuelle Chriqui | Posted 02.08.2013 | Impact
Emmanuelle Chriqui

So what do you think, jewelry companies? Will you make my next Valentine's Day conflict-free?

20 Miners Trapped In Mine After Fire

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2012 | Business

* 9 workers rescued * Trapped workers safe-company Sept 25 (Reuters) - An early morning fire that trapped 20 workers underground in a mine...

LISTEN: Mine Workers Attended Romney Rally For Fear Of Losing Jobs

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.29.2012 | Business

Click play to listen to news radio WWVA's interview with Murray Energy Company executive Rob Moore. Would you give up a day’s pay to see Mitt Rom...

Dave Jamieson

'Playing Politics With People's Lives'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Someday, a device known as the personal dust monitor could save coal miners a lot of misery. The "PDM," as it's known in mining circ...

You Don't Want Any Part of These Particles

Dr. Gary Ginsberg | Posted 05.11.2012 | Green
Dr. Gary Ginsberg

Cities are converting their fleet of buses over to greener cleaner burning natural gas buses and more trucks are being required to wear particle diapers. So urban air is slowing improving. In the meantime, a few tips to duck that diesel plume.

Dying for Work

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.12.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Every day, 12 workers die on the job in America -- often because a corporation has defied regulations or ignored standard safety procedures. Many more die prematurely from work exposure to toxic materials.

Dave Jamieson

GOP Gives Christmas Gift To Big Coal, Endangers Miners

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As House Republicans and Democrats patted one another on the back over their new spending agreement Friday, advocates for coal miners we...

Dave Jamieson

How One Miner Took On Big Coal

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WHITESBURG, Ky. -- On a July morning four years ago, Charles Scott Howard left his home in the mountains of Southeastern Kentucky and drove his pickup...

Best Films and More About Work, for Labor Day

Wyatt Closs | Posted 11.01.2011 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

This Labor Day week, we take a look at a listing of nominees for best films, tv shows, and other artistic expressions in what are called the "2011 Workers' Voice Awards" from PopWork USA.

After Year Of Fanfare, Chilean Minors Return To Poverty

www.washingtonpost.com | Posted 10.04.2011 | Impact

SANTIAGO, Chile — They have an exhibit at the Smithsonian and a line of toys depicting their epic rescue. But most of the 33 men whose saga in a col...

What Makes San Francisco San Francisco?

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geri Spieler

With all the hullaballoo about "San Francisco Values," I decided to add some facts to the subject. The people of San Francisco are true settlers of this country and helped to build America to what it is today.

Breaking: EPA Vetoes Largest Mountaintop Removal Permit: New Era of Civility in the Coalfields?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Invoking the rule of law and science, the EPA just announced their veto of the 2,300-acre mountaintop removal mining permit at the Spruce No. 1 Mine in West Virginia.