Massey Energy

VR Interviews Protesters at Massey Energy Shareholders' Meeting in Richmond VA

Informative interviews with representatives of some of the organizations involved in the protests that took place at Massey Energy's Shareholder Meeting on May 18th, 2010.

Organizations represented include,, and coverage of Massey Energy Board Meeting protest, May 18, 2010

Orginally posted 2010-05-19 17:43:01 -1000 - promoted by roxy

May 19, 2010 — " was at the Massey Energy Board Meeting protest at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, VA on May 18, 2010, and we talked to a union member, and some environmental activists form Mountain Justice, and we get to hear a little ole' timey music."


Watchdog Group Offers $50,000 Reward For Information That Massey Energy Paid Bribes To Federal Officials


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    Washington, DC—, a national watchdog group dedicated to government and corporate accountability, today offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any Massey Energy executive official for paying a bribe to any federal official for any purpose, including to cover-up or ignore safety violations, pass legislation, or install or appoint pro-Massey people in key oversight positions.  

Bobby Kennedy Jr. And Eliot Spitzer Ask, Where Are The Prosecutors?

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Bobby Kennedy Jr. And Eliot Spitzer Ask, Where Are The Prosecutors?

Watchdog Group Calls For Criminal Prosecutions Of U.S. Chamber Of Commerce


Washington,, a network of national organizations dedicated to corporate accountability, has been calling for months for a full criminal investigation into the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its top staff, including CEO Tom Donohue, for racketeering, fraud, false reporting, and campaign finance violations. Now  the network is adding obstruction of justice to that list. In the past two weeks, the United States has been hit with three major disasters, all tied to the polices and practices of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. First, 29 miners were killed in a Massey Energy coal mine explosion, second, 11 oil workers were killed in an British Petroleum oil rig fire, and third, Goldman Sachs was charged with a massive billion dollar fraud enterprise. Letter Wants Attorney General to Begin Criminal Probe of Don Blankenship, WV Mine Disaster

Press Release: WatchDog Groups Ask Attorney General Holder To Appoint An Independent Prosecutor To Investigate The Conduct, Policies And Actions Of Massey Energy CEO And U.S. Chamber of Commerce Director Don Blankenship

Blankenship Engaged In Pattern Of Criminal Racketeering From Obstruction Of Justice To Homicide

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: