Opportunities for West Virginia now that Don Blankenship has been Indicted: A Fresh Look at Coal and WV’s other Resources

With the indictment of Don Blankenship for violating Mine Safety regulations leading to the deaths of 29 miners at the Upper Big Branch mine, comes several opportunities for West Virginia in particular and central Appalachia as a whole. I’m sharing a series of these reflections for your consideration. If West Virginia is the Mountain State, then why are so many of us “Friends of Coal”? Coal … Continue reading Opportunities for West Virginia now that Don Blankenship has been Indicted: A Fresh Look at Coal and WV’s other Resources

Opportunities for West Virginia Now that Don Blankenship has been Indicted: Seeing what Good Government can do and Voting Accordingly

With the indictment of Don Blankenship for violating Mine Safety regulations leading to the deaths of 29 miners at the Upper Big Branch mine, comes several opportunities for West Virginia in particular and central Appalachia as a whole. I’m sharing a series of these reflections for your consideration. Opportunity: To Adopt a Better View of Government On Good Government I know West Virginia, you have good … Continue reading Opportunities for West Virginia Now that Don Blankenship has been Indicted: Seeing what Good Government can do and Voting Accordingly

Opportunities for West Virginia Now that Don Blankenship has been Indicted (Introduction)

Last November a grand jury indicted Don Blankenship (wiki), former CEO of Massey Energy (wiki) for crimes leading up to the Upper Big Branch mine explosion in April 2010. Twenty-nine miners lost their lives that day. Two miners escaped the explosion. See coverage of the explosion here, here and here (great index of official documents) and reports on the indictment here, here and here. I am … Continue reading Opportunities for West Virginia Now that Don Blankenship has been Indicted (Introduction)