In June of 2015 my family had the honor of joining the Miners Memorial Weekend on Vancouver Island off the […]
Nick MullinsFifth generation coal miner seeking answers in complex times.
The Real War on Coal: Big Oil vs. King Coal
Since its inception, electrification has been largely powered by coal. Until the early 2000s, coal held the most prominent place […]
Faces of Coal
Joel Richards III L. Patrick Hassey William J. Crowley Jr. E. Linn Draper, Jr. Glenn A. Eisenberg Deborah M. Fretz […]
To Hell with Friends of Coal
I’ve long preached that the Friends of Coal is a coal industry organization created by associations of coal companies such […]
National Miner’s Day
Ludlow, Colorado Union Tent Camp Today, coal companies across the nation are “honoring” coal miners. Alpha Natural Resources put up […]
Over the past few years, we have witnessed an amazing downturn in the coal industry. Mines all throughout Appalachia have […]
The Religion of Coal
I usually avoid religion in my posts but I can no longer ignore how some people apply it to the […]
Present Day Coal Mining: Dishonoring our heritage.
Drive into the central Appalachian coalfields and you’ll see dozens of vehicles with stickers such as “Friends of Coal,” “Coal […]
Appalachians, Freedom, and Kindness
I’ve heard it said that Appalachian people started moving to the mountains to find solitude and freedom. I try to […]
"Coal is all we’ve got"
My father told me and my brother on more than one occasion, “I wish I had’ve got you boys more […]