Don Blankenship

WV Mine Owner-Funded Video Absolves WV Mine Owner in Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster Deaths

WV Mine Owner-Funded Video Absolves WV Mine Owner in Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster Deaths
Don Blankenship's hubris is surpassed only by his greed. The “Dark Lord of Coal Country,” as the former CEO of Massey Energy has been called, is using the fourth anniversary of the tragic Upper Big Branch Mine explosion not to honor the lives of the fallen mines, but to absolve himself of any responsibility for the 29 deaths, even having the nerve to point blame at the Mine Safety and Health Administration.
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Coal Baron Don Blankenship Implicated In The Death Of 29 Miners

Coal Baron Don Blankenship Implicated In The Death Of 29 Miners
Just under three years ago, an explosion in the Upper Big Branch coal mine in Montcoal, West Virginia stole the lives of 29 miners. Now, former CEO Don Blankenship has been directly implicated in conspiring to skirt safety regulations.
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