West Virginia

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Meeting with community members in Ashland, Kentucky on Monday, presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton said her previous anti-coal comments were "misused" against her. (Photo: Hillary Clinton campaign)
Campaigning in Appalachia on Monday, Hillary Clinton claimed she "misspoke" when previously declaring her opposition to coal, telling voters that as president she would work to ensure that the dirtiest of the fossil fuels will "continue to be sold and continue to be mined." Arriving in Williamson, West Virginia—the heart of coal country—the...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced notorious coal baron Don Blankenship to...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Saying coal baron Donald L. Blankenship made a "cold-blooded decision to gamble...

Further

The over-reaching, over-regulating, money-grubbing feds at OSHA have fined Freedom Industries an exorbitant $11,000 for last January's massive spill of coal cleaning chemicals that left 300,000 West Virginians without safe water, one in five people with health problems and local businesses down about $61 million. Oh yes, and the "clean-up" site is still leaking - twice last month - but Freedom, which has conveniently declared "bankruptcy," says it's only because of "heavy rain" and who could've...