Virtual March for Blair Mountain

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If you’re like me and unable to make the remarkable March on Blair Mountain in West Virginia this week, don’t worry. The Virtual March is on. Each day, you can demonstrate…

Tonight – Premiere of COAL

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The folks who took us to the Bering Sea in Deadliest Catch and behind the wheel in Ice Road Truckers, are now going into the mines. Tonight COAL premieres on Spike…

Do Feds Know What Happened at W.Va Mine?

Community members participate in a prayer service for the miners and their families, April 7, 2010. (Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)

Yesterday,investigators shared their theories on last April’s Big Branch Mine explosion with the people who have been most affected–the victims’ families. According to investigators, there probably was not a single…

Coal Country

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I’m a sucker for deserted places–old buildings, sometimes entire towns that were once bustling but have been left and forgotten. Hand me my camera and drop me by an empty…

Mining History on Blair Mountain

Fighters on Blair Mountain

The security alarm has been sounding a low, pleading beep for the last twelve hours. “Meeeeeer meeeeer meeeeer.” On battery power, it called out through the night and into this…

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