Tomorrow, April 5th, is the 8th anniversary of the Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine tragedy, which took the lives of 29 coal miners. The miners who lost their lives were among Massey and the coal industry’s very best. Collectively they had perhaps 400 years of experience. They had proven day after day and year after year that they were professional miners. Some had worked at UBB throughout the mine’s entire seventeen years of existence. There is no way I can personally express the
The purpose of this radio ad (see below) is to clarify that I was never charged with having caused the mine explosion. The basis of the prosecution charge against me was a single sentence in a letter that I did not write. A letter that the Massey Investor Relations and Public Relations Departments felt should be sent post the Upper Big Branch (UBB) explosion. The letter corrected the media's false reports, which - among other things - alleged numerous violations at UBB. Multi
The fire boss at the Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine attended our town hall meeting in Beckley and shared the truth about safety and MSHA's airflow plan at UBB. Please watch and share: #Beckley #MineSafetyHealthAdministration #MSHAEmails #MSHA #DonBlankenship
At his town hall meeting in Beckley, West Virginia, Don Blankenship revealed some previously undisclosed Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) emails. These emails are among those that the federal prosecutors withheld from his defense attorneys in violation of what is known as Brady material disclosure rules. The emails were improperly withheld for more than two years, and support several important matters. #Beckley #TownHall #WilliamFrancart #JoeMain #GeorgeFesak #Kev
Don Blankenship, former CEO of Massey Energy Company and candidate for U.S. Senate, announced today that during a presentation at his Beckley town hall meeting on Thursday, he will reveal some previously undisclosed Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) emails. The emails will be from among those that the federal prosecutors withheld from Mr. Blankenship's defense attorneys in violation of what is known as Brady material disclosure rules. The Don Blankenship for U.S. S
The media, the politicians and in particular Senator Joe Manchin want the television and social media ads that are exposing the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) Upper Big Branch (UBB) cover-up to stop. Some in the media even say the UBB explosion is old news, and they say “no one cares about that anymore.” But that is wishful thinking on their part.
Below is a timeline that will interest anyone who wants to learn the UBB truth. Also attached is one of the man