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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Massey Energy and the True Cost of Coal

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) Coal consumption has costs — this week’s explosion at a West Virginia mine, which killed 25, made that clear. Those costs aren’t limited to human lives, either. Massey Energy Co., the owner of the West Virginia mine, has racked up not just safety violations but also consistently has disregarded the environmental…

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