Story | Jan 8, 2011
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Story | May 28, 2014There have been more people who have stood on the moon than where you're going," says Dave Dillon, safety representative at Deep Mine 41, operated by Alpha Natural Resources in the southwestern corner of Virginia. Dillon is a third-generation miner, but he still gets excited showing off the coal face, where a thundering "continuous miner" with hundreds of tungsten-carbide-tipped teeth claws bituminous coal from a 6-foot-thick seam.
Story | Jun 23, 2011 | 4:30 AM
In a typical year, more than one-half of the electricity generated within Maryland comes from coal-fired plants. Most of these plants burn coal shipped from West Virginia and Pennsylvania. In communities all throughout the Appalachian Mountains, the...
Story | Mar 25, 2011
On the 100th anniversary of the Triangle fire that killed 146 garment workers -- mostly young Jewish and Italian women and girls -- laboring in sweatshop conditions, we are reminded why it's so important to pay tribute to their tragedy....
Story | Mar 27, 2012
President Obama announced new EPA rules Tuesday that sharply limit the output of carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants. Not surprisingly, the mining industry objected. But it's wrong.