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  • The lessons of Blair Mountain and Big Coal

    In a typical year, more than one-half of the electricity generated within Maryland comes from coal-fired plants. Most of these plants burn coal shipped from West Virginia and Pennsylvania. In communities all throughout the Appalachian Mountains, the coal industry has dominated political, social and economic life for the past 120 years. Practices such as strip mining and, more recently, mountain top removal, have been used by coal companies for more than 60 years to break the once-powerful labor unions and cut jobs. These practices involve using explosives to blow the tops off mountains to extract the coal below. They lead to the destruction of beautiful mountains, biodiversity, and the pollution of air and water.
  • W.Va. mine where 2010 blast killed 29 is sealed

    W.Va. mine where 2010 blast killed 29 is sealed
    Alpha Natural Resources has completed sealing the West Virginia mine where an explosion killed 29 workers in 2010.   Alpha spokesman Ted Pile tells The Register-Herald that crews put the final concrete seal in place at the Upper Big Branch mine on...

    Cheap coal? Tell that to the dead miners' families

    President Obama announced new EPA rules Tuesday that sharply limit the output of carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants. Not surprisingly, the mining industry objected. But it's wrong.

    The conversation: Why it's important to remember the Triangle fire

    On the 100th anniversary of the Triangle fire that killed 146 garment workers -- mostly young Jewish and Italian women and girls -- laboring in sweatshop conditions, we are reminded why it's so important to pay tribute to their tragedy....

    Bad week ahead for Massey CEO

    Don Blankenship, CEO of Massey Energy Co., addresses reporters during the West Virginia mine disaster last month that killed 29 workers. (AP/Haraz N. Granbari) by Kim Geiger Massey Energy Co. CEO Don Blankenship has a tough week ahead. Blankenship,...