My new favorite post-election reaction goes to Robert E. Murray, CEO of Murray Energy. He sent this prayer to America out to his workers, followed by his view of the nation’s future: Dear Lord:
NPR, along with Ken Ward at Coal Tattoo, provide the day’s most powerful and disturbing story: the return of black lung disease to coal miners. Despite the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Ac
Eric Lipton’s feature on the decline of coal in Kentucky is interesting, though flawed. He tells a heartbreaking story for these coal miners, helping us understand just how deeply people in east
A pro-coal group placed an ad on Craig’s List, offering people $50 to wear a pro-coal t-shirt at a regulatory meeting in Illinois.
On this date 92 years ago, the Matewan Massacre took place in the small town of Matewan, West Virginia. In January 1920, the United Mine Workers of America had a new president: John L. Lewis. Lewis, w
We don’t discuss specific activist campaigns much here and I need to do a better job of it. I’m particularly interested in smaller movements that are doing amazing work to create change. W
On April 20, 1914, members of the Colorado National Guard, along with a strikbreaking militia employed by the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company, a corporation owned by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., opened
UMWA President Cecil Roberts embarrassed himself and his union on a West Virginia radio station: “The Navy SEALs shot Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan and Lisa Jackson shot us in Washington,” Cecil Rob