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informed citizen

Beckley, WV

#1 Apr 11, 2009
I reported a few days ago about WV's lower than national average unemployment rate.

Well, forget about that.

Massey announcement --

Massey Energy Idles Black Castle Mine, 300 Affected

Massey Spokesperson Jeff Gillenwater tells the mine went on "idle status" Thursday night as a result of market conditions

story here

From today's Register-Herald

Mines being idled; nearly 600 affected

Nearly 600 employees who work in the coal industry in southern West Virginia received bad news Friday.

"Cleveland-based Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Pinnacle Mining Co., LLC, in Wyoming County, has indefinitely idled its Green Ridge No. 1 mine. In addition, its Pinnacle mine will halt production beginning Monday for approximately two months."
wv grown

Elkins, WV

#2 Apr 11, 2009
guess that puts a damper on plans for them to open a mine every 18 days only thing i have no respect for massey only because of there smaRT A$$ CEO THINKS HE CAN COME UP IN THIS STATE AND RUN IT SORRY THEM MEN ARE OUT OFF WORK BUT ITS THERE CEOS FAULT THE BORED OFF MASSY NEEDS TO MEET AND FIRE HIM

“Pickin and grinnin”

Since: Mar 09

Hazard County

#3 Apr 11, 2009
Thanks again to Rahall and Byrd, hard at work for the working man as usual.

Beckley, WV

#4 Apr 11, 2009
Jesse Duke wrote:
Thanks again to Rahall and Byrd, hard at work for the working man as usual.
Do you actually have a job--

Rocky Mount, NC

#5 Apr 11, 2009
guess all the anti massey, tree huggers on coal river are happy. do these dumb ass people' including our elected representatives realize that without coal mining there is no southern WV. end of story.
wv grown

Elkins, WV

#6 Apr 11, 2009
im no tree hugger nor anti massey i am anti there ceo and i may add people getting laid off but hes still goin to make 5 mill this year he dont give a d@mn about u or ur family

Rocky Mount, NC

#7 Apr 12, 2009
being critical of don blankenship is not going to put food on the table for any wv children. no question that coal companies have done terrible things and taken advantage of wv and its citizens. that does not change the fact that if we co not mine coal, we do not eat. do not be deceived most of the strip mining protesters are anti massey, they are not environmentalists. If we in wv do not as one group and one voice stand up to the al gore envioronmental wackos, then the last one out of southern wv please turn out the lights. oh i forgot there wont be any lights, since our electricity comes from coal
Gonna happen

United States

#8 Apr 13, 2009
Crime in Raleigh County will be worse than it is now with all the lay offs......

“Pickin and grinnin”

Since: Mar 09

Hazard County

#9 Apr 13, 2009
Once the deadbeats finally run the mines off, I hope they can figure out a way to light and heat their homes without coal. Maybe they've come up with a generator that runs on oxycontin and Mountain Dew.

Since: Feb 09

Van Wv

#10 Apr 13, 2009
Why doesn't everyone raise up against this government like they would have years ago?
Indian girl

Victoria, TX

#11 Apr 14, 2009
Maybe they've come up with a generator that runs on oxycontin and Mountain Dew.
I can't help it. That's really funny... I needed a good laugh....

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