How can you allow the operation of a mine when there have been 53 violations this last month alone, and 100 just this year. How can you allow operation when big money corporations take chances with peoples lives, both underground, and on top with MTR? I’ll tell you how. Lobbyists with big money. People that have no conscience, and who’s life mission is about how much money is in their pockets, and how much power they have. It’s time that the “little people” that this constitution was made for begin to be heard from again.
I’ve heard all the arguments about how “we need energy”. Why isn’t anyone asking questions about how we are getting that energy? Why are we blowing up mountains. Disregarding the safety of miners? Warring in the middle east? FIGURE IT OUT PEOPLE!
Shame (to start) on the Bush administration (most recently), and Obama for not making this top priority. Health Care? How about death and health issues that are blatantly disregarded?
When will this stop? When YOU take action. Write the White House. Lower your energy usage.
It is time to rethink the energy policies of this country, and mandate lowering energy usage, just like in World War II. If people won’t lower their energy usage voluntarily, it should be mandated federally. Period. We are at a crossroads with global warming, environmental, economic, and basic human survival issues. I’ve been watching the “news” about this, and saw the Governer, and Senator of West Virginia’s statements. Where is Don Blankenship?
When are “WE THE PEOPLE” going to get off our asses and DO something? It’s time. I did something. I lowered my energy usage 40% this year. I was colder in the winter, and hotter in the spring already… but I’m alive, and my quality of life didn’t suffer much.