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12/15/2004

UMWA leader blasts Massey CEO

Massey's money defeated McGraw, now he must help miners

When Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship was questioned during the election about the millions of dollars he personally spent to defeat state Supreme Court Justice Warren McGraw, his canned response was that he was doing it to make life better for all West Virginians, especially the children. I could almost hear the violins playing in the background while Don voiced his hope for a better future for West Virginia's citizens. For me-and I have to believe a great many West Virginians who live and work near Massey coal operations-Blankenship's rhetoric rang as hollow as the messages in the flowery ads blanketing our airwaves that promote Massey as a responsible operator. (MORE>>>)

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