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Massey Energy


Massey Energy cooked the books says government investigators

According to a recently released report, Massey Energy could have prevented the West Virginia mine explosion that killed 29 workers last year.


  A preventable event: The story of the Upper Big Branch mine blast

Need to Know’s John Larson reports on just-released findings of an investigation into what caused last year’s deadly West Virginia coal mine explosion.


The Upper Big Branch explosion: one year later

One year after the largest U.S. mining disaster in 40 years, families in W. Va., still wait for answers and justice.


Department of Labor cracks down on Massey Energy with watershed lawsuit

The suit marks the first-ever use of a law that allows the government to step in to protect miners’ safety.


  In the coal: The Upper Big Branch disaster

John Larson reports on coal mine safety, focusing on the West Virginia mine explosion that the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration calls “the worst mining disaster in almost 40 years.”


Massey CEO Don Blankenship

As Massey CEO Don Blankenship heads to Capitol Hill testify before the Senate, here are five things you need to know about West Virginia’s 21st century coal baron.

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