Coal

The Case Against Massey Builds

When the story of the mine collapse Tragedy in West Virginia was breaking I was reluctant to start pointing fingers out of the gate and start making ideological and political arguments climbing on the backs of the dead miners even given the initial and legitimate reportage of problems from all sources, blogospheric and media wide. But there comes a point where we have to look at what was behind the disaster that happened. And at this point it is pretty clear that Massey has been negligent with miner's lives when it comes to safety issues in the past:

We knew how to profit, not how to protect.



Does any one think this a little out of the ordinary?

  • Saturday, 26 September, 2009, Philippines Typhoon (Hurricane) Ondoy (Ketsana)
  • Tuesday, September 29, 2009, Samoa  An earthquake measuring 8.3
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2009. Samoa Another earthquake rocked the Samoan Islands
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2009, Indonesia  An earthquake measuring 7.6
  • Thursday, October 1, 2009, Indonesia Another quake shakes Western Indonesia
  • Saturday, October 3, 2009, Philippines Typhoon Parma
  • Sunday, October 4, 2009, Taiwan Typhoon Parma approaches Taiwan
  • Wednesday, October 7, 2009, Japan Typhoon Melor
  • Wednesday, October 7, 2009, Vanuatu Earthquake

    I've been thinking about the potential impacts of climate related weather events in the future and realized that I don't actually have to imagine what it would be like, because what is anticipated to occur as our climate changes, is happening almost on a daily basis already.

  • 1300 Fly Coal Ash Dumps around the Country and More

    Originally posted 2009-01-08 03:30:12 -1000 - bumped by roxy

    In connection to my last diary, I stumbled across this today in the New York Times:

    "The coal ash pond that ruptured and sent a billion gallons of toxic sludge across 300 acres of East Tennessee last month was only one of more than 1,300 similar dumps across the United States — most of them unregulated and unmonitored — that contain billions more gallons of fly ash and other byproducts of burning coal.