Tag: Massey Energy

Don Blankenship, Former Massey Energy C.E.O. Guilty in Deadly Coal Mine Blast

This week, Don Blankenship was convicted of a federal charge stemming from a deadly coal mine blast that left 29 miners dead at the Big Branch Mine in 2010. He has to has to answer for his crimes, and his corporation, Massey Energy should too. Learn more about our work to hold law-violating corporations responsible.
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People v. The Coal Baron

In 2010, a disastrous coal mine explosion at the Upper Big Branch facility claimed the lives of twenty-nine miners. An independent report investigating the blast found Massey Energy directly responsible for its neglect. Massey’s parent corporation agreed to criminal and civil penalties, but such recklessness deserves harsher penalties than a fine or a slap on the wrist.
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