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Byrd, Rockefeller Seek To Force Coal Industry To Disclose More Safety Information To Shareholders

blogs.wvgazette.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., wants to hold coal companies accountable for not reporting certain key health-and-safety information to their shareholde...

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 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?

The Miners Are Still Nameless

Ellen Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Smith

As of this writing, the 29 miners remain officially nameless, except to their bosses at the Upper Big Branch mine.

Is Massey's Ruby Engine Mine Even More Unsafe Than Upper Big Branch?

Ellen Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Smith

The Mine Safety and Health Administration's Coal Division head Kevin Stricklin had been scheduled to meet with Massey Energy officials before the Apri...

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.

Time for a New Humane Capitalism ... or Else

Cleve Stevens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Cleve Stevens

For decades we have engaged in a type of capitalism that is simply unsustainable, an approach to industry that is not only bad in some ethical sense, but also fundamentally impractical in a business sense.

Green News Report -- April 8, 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! Welcome aboard to our latest new affili...

Green News Report -- April 6, 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! Welcome aboard to our latest new affili...

Mitch McConnell Should Return Massey's Dirty Coal Money

Matt Sledge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matt Sledge

Massey is not a company with whom America's leaders -- the ones tasked with writing our mining and climate change laws -- should be doing business. Senator McConnell should return its contributions.

Green News Report -- January 26, 2010 (Audio)

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

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Your weather says cold, but your climate (and NASA) says HOT; Oil, oil, toil and more trouble; Plastic bag taxes -- do the...

Almost Hell West Virginia; Where Is The Obama Administration?

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

Coal mining is the Appalachians is the great American tragedy, and every citizen of this country should be ashamed and horrified that we are collectively allowing this to happen.

Unearthed: The News Without the Chaff

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle

Green companies do better during economic downturn, Santorum says the Qur'an was written in 'Islamic', Alan Keyes calls Obama "a radical communist," and more.

Communists in Charleston, WV!

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

It might surprise you to learn that Charleston, West Virginia, is a hotbed of communist activity and that the leader of the Marxist cell here is the editor of the Charleston Gazette, James A. Haught.

A War on the Future

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

What kind of society makes it easier to get a permit to blow up a mountain than to get one to erect a wind mill on top of it? Big Carbon is making war on our future, and we are letting them.