Massey Energy Corruption The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is reporting numerous violations, including falsifying records, by Massey Energy Company (acquired by Alpha Natural Resources on June 1, 2011). The MSHA is investigating the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion that occurred in April 2010 in which 29 miners were killed. Massey Energy has a dismal record of uncountable environmental and safety violations (60,000+ from 2000 through 2006 per Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.). RFK Jr. succinctly states, “Corporations do not want democracy, they want profits”.
The Last Mountain The corruption and destruction by Massey Energy is chronicled in the film The Last Mountain, which was reviewed in the prior post, The Last Mountain: A fight for our future (Video) *Mountain Top Removal: reducing mountains to rubble*. The Last Mountain is the story of a community that fights back to protect Coal River Mountain and stop Massey Energy. Massey Energy has become “the single most destructive coal mining company in history”.
Investigators: Mine Owners Cooked Books on Safety Federal investigators on Wednesday said Massey Energy, the owner of the West Virginia coal mine where more than 29 workers were killed last year, kept two sets of safety records: one for the people working in the mine, another to mislead federal inspectors who came to check on the operation. NBC’s Tom Costello reports.