Tag: coal

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Coal. Guns. Freedom.

The dwindling fortunes of Gillette, Wyoming.


The Fall of King Coal

The dangerous corporate ethos of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship, who is on trial after an explosion at one of his mines killed 29.



500 feet below ground with Ohio coal miners:

I followed them underground, home, to church, to the strip club where they drink and gossip and taunt and jab and worry about one another. I listened while they worried about Smitty, the loner of the group, who had just ordered himself a mail-order woman.


Dirty Coal, Clean Future

America, China, and the case for coal as a vital weapon in the war against climate change.