A true populist is in the White House: In 15 days, the coal industry will receive a late Christmas gift. The federal government is scheduled to reduce an excise tax on coal production by 55 percent on
West Virginia definitely needs to double down on coal: Each morning Tina Coleman turns her faucet, she waits to see what color the water will be when, or if, it flows out. Some days it’s blue or gre
Oh coal, you never have any downsides. A federal jury on Wednesday ruled a global contractor tasked with keeping disaster clean-up workers safe instead endangered them – some fatally. A jury in U.S.
Trump is definitely the savior for coal miners. Two days before his term ended, a member of the independent federal commission overseeing mine safety accused the Trump administration of an “unla
On May 1, 1943, Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9340, authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to seize the nation’s coal mines after the United Mine Workers of America refused
I know I am glad the Trump administration is cleaning up the incredibly corrupt Washington of the Obama years! On March 29, 2017, Robert Murray, the founder and owner of one of the country’s largest
On January 23, 1890, the United Mine Workers of America formed. One of the most important labor unions in American history, examining the foundation of the UMWA is a window into the position and idea
On December 23, 1872, coal miners near Clearfield, Pennsylvania got into a fight with strikebreakers trying to mine coal during a strike. This minor moment in American labor history tells us a great d