Jason Linkins has a post at Huffington Post covering Blankenship and Massey Energy’s problems with safety regulations. Linkins provides a number of links that I haven’t been able to follow up on yet.
I’m continuing to collect news and internet coverage of the Upper Big Branch Mine Blast.
New York Times coverage for the morning of 4/8.
CNN gives some background into one of the blast’s victims, Joshua Napper.
I’m continuing to collect news and internet coverage of the mining tragedy at the Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal West Virginia. Due to time constraints I’m playing catch up on some of these posts and they rightfully belong in yesterday’s post. I’ll try to distinguish these in my links.
Some posts from the blog Daily Kos about mining and Blankenship:
I will be keeping a running log of news stories related to this tragedy in this post and following it up with subsequent posts examining the tragedy and the press and national reaction to it. Right now though our obvious thoughts should be for the missing miners and all of the families struggling through this.
Massy Energy Co. Safety Violations via the AP and Huffington Post (This is also an update of the previous AP news story link.)
ABC News reports on Massey Energy Co. Safety Violations and the questionable relationship between Massey CEO Don Blankenship and West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Brent Benjamin. Video of confrontation between ABC reporters and Blankenship included.
Not news, but Boing Boing has a q&a with Christopher Bise, chair of West Virginia University’s Mining Engineering department, about methane in mines. The comments are intriguing thanks to their range and for the dialogue it raises between those who are local to mining regions and aware of its history and those who believe the positivist story of American mining history.