After Mine Accident, Big Coal Keeps Pushing Against Safety
It was less than six months ago that the bodies of dead coal miners were pulled from Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch mine. Back then, coal executives promised they’d work to ensure greater coal mine safety.
Now, those executives are orchestrating a September demonstration against regulation of coal mines. Their group, “Faces Of Coal”, doesn’t come from the grassroots. It’s organized by the well-paid financial elites in the coal industry’s corporate offices, by people who keep their collars pearly white while profiting from the labors of the people digging coal underground and blasting the tops off the Appalachian Mountains above ground.
The supposed ordinary people that Faces Of Coal claims as its supporters are, in fact, models for stock photo companies.