Skip to main content

Why Coal Mining Outlaw Don Blankenship's Conviction Matters

The landmark conviction of former Massey Energy CEO and coal baron Don Blankenship today on a misdemeanor conspiracy charge to violate mine safety laws is a small, but historic first step in holding mining outlaws accountable for their reckless operations. For the first time in memory for those of us with friends, family, miners and loved ones living amid the toxic fallout of the coal industry, this conviction may only serve as a tiny reckoning of our nation's complacency with a continual state of violations, but it could begin a new...read more.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

$600M Property Tax Overcharge Is Eroding Detroit’s Black Homeownership