Posts Tagged with "Massey Energy"

Massey’s Parent Company Accepts Financial Responsibility For Upper Big Branch Disaster

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

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Massey’s Parent Company Accepts Financial Responsibility For Upper Big Branch Disaster

No amount of money will bring back the 29 men who died because of Massey Energy’s gross disregard for safety, but hopefully this will help their families start to feel a sense of justice. According to the Charleston Gazette: “Alpha Natural Resources will spend $200 million on fines, victim restitution and mine safety improvements to [...]

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One Bitten, Twice Shy: Don’t Trust Massey With Black Mountain

Thursday, July 14, 2011

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One Bitten, Twice Shy: Don’t Trust Massey With Black Mountain

If you gave someone something precious to protect and they destroyed it, you’d think twice about giving them that responsibility again, right? And if they repeatedly violated your trust, there’s no way you’d have any faith them at all. That’s the situation the communities of Lynch and Benham find themselves in with Massey Energy, which [...]

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Massey’s Dearly Departed

Thursday, June 30, 2011

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Massey’s Dearly Departed

“When you decide to be something, you can be it. That’s what they don’t tell you in the church. When I was your age they would say we can become cops, or criminals. Today, what I’m saying to you is this: when you’re facing a loaded gun, what’s the difference?” -Frank Costello, The Departed What [...]

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RAN Translates Banker-Speak

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

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RAN Translates Banker-Speak

Earlier this year, thousands of RAN supporters wrote to Deutsche Bank boss Josef Achermenn to urge that his bank cease financing mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia. Deutsche Bank have given us their first response, however… it’s a little dry. So I’m going to have a go at translating the ‘bankers-speak’ into plain English. Deutsche [...]

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Massey Energy: That’s the Way the Kingdom Crumbles

Thursday, May 26, 2011

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Massey Energy: That’s the Way the Kingdom Crumbles

This is like a John Grisham thriller put onto a reality show for all of us to see. Months ago, it was announced that Alpha Natural Resources began the process of acquiring coal criminal Massey Energy. Massey, long known for destroying Appalachia’s mountains with mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining and responsible for killing 29 of [...]

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Corporate Tax Dodgers: The Dirtiest Dozen

Thursday, April 14, 2011

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Corporate Tax Dodgers: The Dirtiest Dozen

Co-authored by Matt Leonard Billionaire real estate investor and legendary tax evader Leona Helmsley famously said: “Only the little people pay taxes.” It turns out Helmsley was all too right. Last month’s discovery that GE paid zero in taxes in 2010 has exploded across the news. But GE is not alone. Rainforest Action Network reviewed [...]

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A Bad Year for Dirty Energy

Monday, April 4, 2011

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A Bad Year for Dirty Energy

April 5th is the one-year anniversary of the disaster at Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch mine, in which 29 coal miners lost their lives needlessly thanks to Massey’s disregard for worker safety in its reckless pursuit of profits. It was also something of a kickoff for what would turn out to be a really bad [...]

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What Does Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown Mean for our Energy Future?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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What Does Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown Mean for our Energy Future?

Japan’s earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant disaster have dominated headlines around the world since news broke last Friday. Thousands of people have died in Japan over the past few days, and many more are at risk of radiation sickness from the ongoing nuclear power plant meltdown. My heart aches for all of the families in [...]

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Why the New Western Frontier Is Not Exporting Coal

Monday, February 14, 2011

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Why the New Western Frontier Is Not Exporting Coal

With US coal demand falling, Arch Coal is taking a foolish gamble on coal exports.

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The Death of Irony

Thursday, February 10, 2011

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The Death of Irony

Are we living in Bizarro world? As a final kiss goodbye to Massey Energy, the coal industry has once again spit in the eye of everything we hold to be moral or ethical. The West Virginia Coal Association awarded Massey Energy with the “Mountaineer Guardian” Awards. That’s right, the WV Coal Association considers the poster [...]

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