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Massey miner: ‘I felt like I was working for the Gestapo’

WASHINGTON-- A coal miner working at Massey’s Upper Big Branch mine when it exploded last month, killing 29 colleagues, described the operation this week as “a ticking time bomb,” where the management valued production over safety and workers didn’t protest for fear of being fired.

Massey Energy: Making the case all over again for unions and...

Two weeks ago, twenty-nine West Virginia men died in an explosion at a Massey Energy mine. It was the worst mining disaster in 40...

West Virginia mine accident highlights moves to boost Colorado coal industry

Recent moves by the both the Obama administration and Gov. Bill Ritter to bolster Colorado’s coal-mining industry come at a time when the obvious...
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