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West Virginia Coal Mine Explosion

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.

J. Davitt McAteer, Ex-Mine Official, To Lead Probe Of West Virginia Coal Mine Explosion

AP | LAWRENCE MESSINA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Joe Manchin on Wednesday ordered the immediate inspection of all underground coal mines in West Virginia after an explo...

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

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Arianna Huffington

Both calamities occurred because elected officials who should have been creating a regulatory system instead created a system that protects the corporations it was meant to watch over.

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...

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...

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...