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Nick MullinsFifth generation coal miner seeking answers in complex times.
Maintenance, safety, and the drive for production
I just read an article about Daniel L. Couch Jr., a mine maintenance chief who pleaded guilty to falsifying safety […]
Against Our Own Best Interest: Why Working People Shouldn’t Elect Businessmen Into Office
In my experiences, I’ve run across many people who believe business executives are a good choice to be our […]
Searching for Justice in Appalachia: Part II
In my original post, I skirted along the edges of some personal beliefs that I often spare my readership, beliefs […]
The Love of a Coal Mining Father
Like many fathers living in central Appalachia, my dad didn’t have a lot of choices after he graduated high school. […]
Will supporting carbon capture help coal mining communities?
I just read an article stating the National Resource Defense Council and the Clean Air Task Force, two well known, […]
Coal Miners Deserve Better
(Photo by William F. Campbell/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images) In 1989, Pittston Coal (present day Alpha Natural Resources), eliminated the […]
Trump Isn’t Creating Coal Jobs, He’s Helping the Industry Make More Money
Before coal miners rejoice the end of “Obama’s War on Coal,” they should realize the war on their jobs isn’t […]
Their Final Hours: Ten Years After the Sago Mine Disaster
On this day ten years ago, thirteen men were still trapped following the explosion that rocked their mine over 28 […]
The Coal Industry in Our Public Schools
There are many problems plaguing Appalachia today: underfunded school systems, poverty, drug abuse, negative stereotyping of Appalachia in […]