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Paige Lavender

Major Coal Company Plans To Mine Under High School

HuffingtonPost.com | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.11.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A subsidiary of the second-largest coal company in the United States is seeking permission to mine directly underneath a high school in ...

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.

West Virginia Coal Miners' Bodies Recovered

AP | LAWRENCE MESSINA and TIM HUBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Joe Manchin on Tuesday asked a former top federal mine safety official to independently investigate an explosion that k...

Don Blankenship: Investors, Politicians Begin Calling For Massey Head To Resign

Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The calls to oust Massey Energy Company Chairman and CEO Don Blankenship began in earnest Monday, with members of both the private and public sectors ...

West Virginia Coal Mine Investigation: Federal Investigators To Look Into Massey Explosion

AP | LAWRENCE MESSINA and TIM HUBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Federal investigators arrived Monday at the West Virginia mine where 29 men died in an explosion last week to begin piecing ...

Upper Big Branch: Fallen Miners Remembered

AP | JOHN RABY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — They ranged in age from 20 to 61. Some had been miners only a few months, others for 34 years. Their passions ranged from k...

Upper Big Branch Mine: Crews Begin Recovering Bodies

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Mine crews have started the solemn task of bringing the victims of this week's underground coal mine explosion to the surfac...

Upper Big Branch Mine Rescue: Ambulances Arrive, Crews Search For West Virginia Miners

AP | GREG BLUESTEIN and VICKI SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

COMFORT, W.Va. — Time stopped five days ago for the families of 29 coal miners killed in the devastating explosion at Upper Big Branch mine. As...