Thunder on the mountain : death at Massey and the dirty secrets behind big coal / Peter A. Galuszka

Author(s): Galuszka, Peter A
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Subjects: Coal trade--Appalachian Region
Coal mines and mining--Appalachian Region
Massey Energy (Firm)
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2012
LC Classification: H, HD
Physical Description: xvii, 283 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm
Notes: LCCN: 2012028241
ISBN: 9781250000217 (hardcover)
ISBN: 1250000211 (hardcover)
Invalid ISN: 9781250018083 (e-book)
Invalid ISN: 1250018080 (e-book)
Includes index
Summary: On April 5, 2010, an explosion ripped through Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch Mine, killing twenty-nine coal miners. This tragedy was the deadliest mine disaster in the United States in forty years--a disaster that never should have happened. These deaths were rooted in the cynical corporate culture of Massey and its notorious former CEO Don Blankenship, and were part of a cycle of poverty, exploitation, and environmental abuse that has dominated Appalachia since coal was first discovered there. And the cycle continues unabated as coal companies bury the most insidious dangers deep underground and hide the true costs. But the disaster goes beyond West Virginia. It casts a global shadow, calling into bitter question why coal miners in the United States are sacrificed to erect cities on the other side of the world, and how the world's voracious appetite for energy is satisfied at such horrendous cost.--From publisher description
Contents: Death at Upper Big Ranch -- Renegade CEO -- Up the Hollow -- The roots of Massey Energy -- Big Coal's ugly and bright future - -Strip-mining on steroids -- Dark as a dungeon -- Coal country culture wars -- Pulling the trigger on Don -- Asia's appetite -- Alpha's rotten apple
OCLC Number: 778422636
ISBN/ISSN: 9781250000217