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position Former Chairman and CEO
industry Coal

Donald Leon "Don" Blankenship (born March 14, 1950) is the Chairman and CEO of Massey Energy Co., the sixth largest coal company (by 2008 production) in the...

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11/12/2010 - 14:32

Officials responsible for safety at the Upper Big Branch coal mine during the April 3rd, 2010 disaster have decided to live by the old maxim “better to keep your mouth shut and appear guilty than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.”

10/15/2010 - 10:26

09/23/2010 - 10:38

As Don Blankenship makes a fuss over federal investigation of an April mine explosion that killed 29 of his employees, six other Massey managers are now filing a lawsuit against the West Virginia Office of Miners Health, Safety and Training (OMHST) after being subpoenaed. 

09/22/2010 - 12:11

The Associated Press reports that Don Blankenship, the antagonistic CEO of the coal-mining and mountain-leveling company Massey Energy, is accusing the Mine Safety and Health Administration of leading a disingenuous investigation following the deadly explosion in Massey's Upper Big Branch mine in April. 

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