P’Pool Says Mine Unions, Inspections ‘Go Too Far’

In an interview with cn|2 Pure Politics, Republican attorney general candidate Todd P’Pool said he thought government inspection and regulation of coal mines in Kentucky has “gone too far.” P’Pool grew up in western Kentucky and is the son of a coal miner and the grandson of a federal mine inspector. The Hopkins County Attorney… Continue reading P’Pool Says Mine Unions, Inspections ‘Go Too Far’

Petition to Block Mining on Blair Mountain Rejected by W.Va. Regulators

Regulators in West Virginia have denied a petition to block strip mining on Blair Mountain. The mountain was the site of a seminal battle in the fight to unionize the coalfields, and last month more than 1000 labor and environmental activists led a march to get the site listed to the National Register of Historic… Continue reading Petition to Block Mining on Blair Mountain Rejected by W.Va. Regulators