Surface Coal Mining

Don Blankenship talked about his background in business and the need to perform more surface mining of coal in order to meet the… read more

Don Blankenship talked about his background in business and the need to perform more surface mining of coal in order to meet the nation’s energy requirements. He also answered questions about Massey Energy Company and an explosion at the company’s Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal, West Virginia on April 5, 2010. The explosion killed 29 miners, making it the deadliest coal mine accident in the United States in 40 years. 

Questions were briefly interrupted by demonstrators holding signs protesting the safety record at Mr. Blankenship’s mines. close

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Surface Coal Mining

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Program ID:
294695-1
Category:
National Press Club
Format:
National Press Club Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 22, 2010
Last Aired:
Aug 13, 2010

Airing Details

  • Jul 22, 2010 | 11:37pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 23, 2010 | 5:38am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 23, 2010 | 10:21am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 23, 2010 | 9:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 24, 2010 | 3:46am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 25, 2010 | 3:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 27, 2010 | 7:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 13, 2010 | 6:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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