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When we last met Don Blankenship, former CEO of Massey Energy, he had been indicted on criminal charges over the Upper Big Branch coal mine disaster. There wasn't much news post-indictment, as U.S.
by leu2500
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Mar 13, 2015 at 09:09 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
Top row: Julius Chambers, Nellie Bly, Upton Sinclair Bottom row: Lincoln Steffens, Ida Tarbell, Ray Stannard Baker There are, in the body politic, economic and social, many and grave evils, and ...
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 63 comments on Sun Jan 18, 2015 at 06:00 PM PST with 185 Recommends
Massey Energy president Don Blankenship has become Dirty Energy's poster boy for insatiable greed and disregard for public safety and health. Disgraced coal baron Blankenship of Massey Energy ...
by Lefty Coaster
Comment Count 33 comments on Sun Jan 04, 2015 at 03:55 PM PST with 104 Recommends
Lost in the furor over "The Interview" getting ixnayed is a major dose of good news . I mentioned this last night, but I'm reposting since a lot of people missed it due to the site crashing. You ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Dec 19, 2014 at 04:19 PM PST with 8 Recommends
Lost in the furor over "The Interview" getting ixnayed is a major dose of good news . You may remember that two years ago, a severe outbreak of fungal meningitis was linked to injectable steroids ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu Dec 18, 2014 at 05:11 PM PST with 12 Recommends
I am so excited, even ecstatic to read that a federal grand jury has indicted Don Blankenship, the CEO of Massey Energy, in the coal mining disaster that killed 29 miners in the Upper Big Branch ...
by StewartAcuff
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Nov 24, 2014 at 07:14 AM PST with 21 Recommends
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 28 comments on Fri Nov 21, 2014 at 08:26 AM PST with 32 Recommends
The biggest news about the long-awaited indictment of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship is the charge that he isn't facing. To be precise, manslaughter for the deaths of the 29 miners killed ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 16 comments on Tue Nov 18, 2014 at 05:37 PM PST with 24 Recommends
For those who haven't been collecting Coal Baron bubblegum cards- Don Blankenship was Chairman and CEO of Massey Energy. Massey had a strong balance sheet, but a horrible safety record. So bad ...
by RidgeCook
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Nov 14, 2014 at 05:42 PM PST with 16 Recommends
Perhaps you remember, perhaps you don't, that day in April 2010 when 29 coal miners lost their lives. The mine was called Upper Big Branch. It was owned by Massey Energy, whose CEO, Don Blankenship,
by blonde moment
Comment Count 41 comments on Thu Nov 13, 2014 at 02:56 PM PST with 166 Recommends
From The Charleston Gazette : Don Blankenship, the longtime chief executive of Massey Energy, was indicted today on charges that he violated federal mine safety laws at the company’s Upper Big ...
by ericlewis0
Comment Count 126 comments on Thu Nov 13, 2014 at 02:48 PM PST with 343 Recommends
Don "Mr. Safety" Blankenship The notorious Don Blankenship, former CEO of A.T. Massey, the sixth largest coal operator in the United States, showed up Monday in the offices of Bloomberg/...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 67 comments on Thu Apr 03, 2014 at 11:36 AM PDT with 114 Recommends
A few days ago, I looked at a newly published report that challenges the economic wisdom behind the tar sands gold rush in Canada. " The Bitumen Cliff ," written by the Canadian Centre for Policy ...
by DWG
Comment Count 70 comments on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 04:00 PM PST with 124 Recommends
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 02:30 PM PST with 9 Recommends
Sears CEO Lou D'Ambrosio is receiving what Sears defends as just your basic CEO compensation package. D'Ambrosio : [...] received a signing bonus of $150,000 ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 40 comments on Wed Mar 21, 2012 at 12:16 PM PDT with 47 Recommends
by Laura Clawson
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by Something the Dog Said
Comment Count 147 comments on Wed Jun 29, 2011 at 06:18 AM PDT with 420 Recommends
Photo by Rainforest Action Network Pakistan has taken a lot of guff ...
by Mark Sumner
Comment Count 117 comments on Sun May 29, 2011 at 06:00 AM PDT with 117 Recommends
On Friday, the House approved the $801 billion "compromise" tax bill, sending it on to the White ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Dec 17, 2010 at 12:54 PM PST with 15 Recommends
Crossposted at [http://wvablue.com/diary/6605/death-in-a-west-virginia-coal-mine West Virginia Blue]. Via Ken Ward Jr. at [http://blogs.wvgazette.com/coaltattoo/2010/12/13/and-because-of-that-i-lost-
by Carnacki
Comment Count 21 comments on Tue Dec 14, 2010 at 11:22 AM PST with 35 Recommends