EPA Blocks Major Mountaintop Mining Project

By: Thursday January 13, 2011 11:33 am

I’m not entirely well-versed on the Administration’s policy on mountaintop mining, but to the extent that I do come across the various proposals, they have vacillated back and forth a bit. Last April it seemed like an EPA rule on the practice, which entails blowing off the top of a mountain to extract resources, allowing [...]

Obama Takes Stand On Worker Safety

By: Thursday April 8, 2010 2:54 pm

I’m a blogger fellow with Brave New Films on their 16 Deaths Per Day campaign for worker safety. President Obama just released a statement showing an extreme attentiveness to the Massey Energy mining disaster in Coalmont, West Virginia. He has called for an initial assessment report from federal mine safety officials next week, as well [...]

25 Confirmed Dead In Massey Mine Explosion

By: Tuesday April 6, 2010 6:37 am

Overnight, the explosion at the Massey Energy mine in Raleigh County, West Virginia has gone from six dead to 25 dead, making it the worst mining disaster in over two decades. With only 200 employees, one out of every eight working at the site died in the explosion. And more are feared dead. A huge [...]

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