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Don Blankenship Responds to Senator Manchin’s Letter

Don Blankenship P.O. Box 1757 Williamson, WV  25661 May 27, 2014 U.S. Senator Joe Manchin 900 Pennsylvania Avenue Suite 629 Charleston, WV  25302   Senator Manchin Friday (May 30) I received a letter from you dated May 13, referencing a letter from me that I delivered to your Charleston office about 50 days ago.    You say in your letter that you …


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Letter from Senator Manchin to Don Blankenship

After nearly 50 days, Senator Joe Manchin replied to Don Blankenship’s letter.  Rather than address the issues that were raised in the documentary, Upper Big Branch – Never Again, Senator Manchin resorts to rhetoric and threats of prosecution.  Click on the link below to read what the senator had to say.  Then, read what Don Blankenship sent in reply.  Will …


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Keeping it Simple

Making UBB Simple for Anyone That Cares We have now passed one month since I delivered the letter to Senator Manchin and Governor Tomblin asking five basic and simple questions.  The questions in short were: 1.     Have you personally looked at the U.B.B. gas samples? 2.     What have you done to prevent U.B.B. from happening again? 3.     Do you believe …

Endangering Miners Cannot Be a Part of War on Coal

Recently I wrote to explain why MSHA (U.S. Government) might have insisted on changing U.B.B’s ventilation plan.  Here, I will attempt to explain MSHA’s forced idling of continuous miner scrubbers. “Scrubbers” were invented to protect miner’s health in the 1970’s.  They provide multiple advantages for miners.  They also: Prevent dust from getting in miners lungs by removing it permanently from the air. Improve visibility …

The Truth Hurts the Untruthful


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By Don Blankenship The effort to get the truth out about what really happened at UBB this past month was significantly successful. However, there is much yet to be done. It’s obvious that Obama’s West Virginia Congressional delegation doesn’t want the truth to be known. More interesting is that they obviously know the real truth. Just ask yourself, if what …

Is the Government Denying What Happened at Upper Big Branch?

Watergate didn’t cost Nixon the Presidency because he broke into the democratic campaign offices. What did cost him was that he helped cover it up. Essentially, Nixon may not have known about the break-in originally, but he didn’t inform the public as soon as he did know. Could what we are experiencing today regarding Upper Big Branch turn out to …

MSHA Insisted on Ventilation Change – Why?

The Upper Big Branch – Never Again documentary points out that the government insisted on changes in the directional flow of the air at the Upper Big Branch mine (UBB) that resulted in a reduced volume of airflow. One reason suggested for the government requiring these changes was simply to demonstrate their authority over mine management. But there is possibly …