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by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 28 comments on Fri Nov 21, 2014 at 08:26 AM PST with 32 Recommends
It's sickening enough that when workers are injured or even killed on the job, the companies responsible for dangerous conditions rarely face any penalty beyond a fine. But an investigation by NPR ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 15 comments on Thu Nov 13, 2014 at 09:35 AM PST with 38 Recommends
Brothers and sisters, this is what unregulated capitalism looks like. A month ago, two coal miners died in West Virginia. Here is the gist from Reuters . May 13 (Reuters) - A West Virginia coal ...
by DWG
Comment Count 26 comments on Thu Jun 26, 2014 at 02:02 PM PDT with 168 Recommends
Black lung is resurgent in coal mining areas, despite all the industry's whining about President Obama's overzealous regulations. So how are regulations and modern safety equipment not preventing ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 17 comments on Fri May 30, 2014 at 10:22 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
Two West Virginia coal miners were killed Monday night : The state Mine Safety Office identified the victims Tuesday morning as Eric Legg, 48, of Twilight, and Gary Hensley, 46, of Chapmanville. ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 30 comments on Tue May 13, 2014 at 08:53 AM PDT with 43 Recommends
Three coal miners died on consecutive days—October 4, 5, and 6—leaving the ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 02:09 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
Black lung is an awful, debilitating disease that can't be cured. It can be prevented, though, and in response to an increase in black lung cases , the Mine Safety and ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 58 comments on Fri Aug 23, 2013 at 07:40 AM PDT with 44 Recommends
It all starts with the cough. Well, the cough and maybe a bit of that rust colored sputum that comes up from the ass end of your lungs every now and again. There's not much to talk about, because ...
by Virally Suppressed
Comment Count 20 comments on Fri Jun 07, 2013 at 04:10 PM PDT with 77 Recommends
It's not news that the sequester is cutting paychecks, costing jobs, putting people at risk of homelessness and hunger. Add risking lives to that list. The Mine Safety and Health Administration ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 12 comments on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 12:57 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
More on California's Proposition 32: A lunch with the group behind Citizens United and Prop. 32. Check out ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 09:04 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Mitt Romney's concern for his unpaid campaign props? Not really that sincere. The United Mine Workers of America is sitting out ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Oct 29, 2012 at 01:09 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are banking on the decline of coal to win them swing-state votes. Their whole "Obama's war on coal" argument is contradicted by the ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 26 comments on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 08:55 AM PDT with 36 Recommends
As the ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 8 comments on Sat Dec 17, 2011 at 06:00 PM PST with 16 Recommends
Late yesterday, Massey Energy formally asked the Mine Safety and Health Administration for permission ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 2 comments on Sat Apr 30, 2011 at 04:25 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
This is the one-year anniversary of a massive explosion that ripped through the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia, killing 29 miners and injuring 2 others. ...
by DWG
Comment Count 42 comments on Tue Apr 05, 2011 at 12:58 PM PDT with 65 Recommends
by Tula Connell
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Mar 25, 2011 at 06:00 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
Hi, all. Today’s report features: • White House press briefing: Mr. Gibbs takes questions on Egypt, President’s meetings and calls, severe winter weather.
by Kat 4 Obama
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Feb 03, 2011 at 06:52 AM PST with 11 Recommends
NPR's Morning Edition dropped a bombshell earlier today. Two months before the Upper Big Branch explosion,an electrician was ordered ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 162 comments on Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 12:59 PM PDT with 328 Recommends
CEOs commonly make incongruous assertions to protect profits after corporate-caused disasters. They’re driven by the same factor that is fundamental to the catastrophes – greed. Nothing ...
by Leo W Gerard
Comment Count 115 comments on Mon Jun 14, 2010 at 12:17 PM PDT with 157 Recommends
BP, Massey Energy and Tessoro are all using their safety award plaques like shields to deflect accusations of recklessness. The disconnect between safety prizes and dead workers has enabled these ...
by Leo W Gerard
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri May 21, 2010 at 01:44 PM PDT with 12 Recommends