Monthly Archives: April 2010

Massey Energy Faces Criminal Probe

Heard first on NPR, via my love­ly wife, and ver­i­fied by Reuters. WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) — Massey Ener­gy Co is under crim­i­nal inves­ti­ga­tion by the FBI after the dead­ly mine explo­sion ear­li­er this month in West Vir­ginia that killed 29, U.S. … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Maurice Manning Reading

cour­tesy of Den­ton Lov­ing:

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Tube Time

Here's some­thing you might be inter­est­ed in. PBS will be broad­cast­ing Appalachia: A His­to­ry of Moun­tains and Peo­ple Thurs­day, April 29 and con­tin­ue each Thurs­day through May 20. So if you missed it the first time around now's your chance to … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Old Fish, by Nathan Tyree

Down here the min­ing com­pa­nies built the towns. Every­one owed their liv­ing to the min­er­als com­ing from the bel­ly of the earth. Even if they didn't swing a pick in the dark, they worked at one of the room­ing hous­es, … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Barry Hannah Memorial Competition Results

Results are in, and here are the prizes, if you've for­got­ten: First prize: pack­et of Han­nah books,  Air­ships, Ray, Geron­i­mo Rex, a $25.00 gift card from Barnes & Noble Sec­ond prize: Rose Met­al Press Field Guide to Writ­ing Flash Fic­tion and my book Break­ing it … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Riverside, fiction by Kurt Taylor

Nicole swung around the cor­ner of the café counter in her smooth way, bal­anc­ing a tray of dish­es and cof­fee cups, just right, before stack­ing every­thing in the bus tub. She wore the same tight-fit­t­ing white out­fit she cleaned every … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The Wiliiamsport Sun-Gazette on Marcellus Shale

Politi­cians pro­pound chal­lenge of gas growth is bal­anc­ing fact, fic­tion Cheryl Clark writes in the Sun-Gazette: WELLSBORO, PA — As gas drilling pro­tes­tors staged a vig­il out­side, state and fed­er­al leg­is­la­tors spoke about that hot top­ic Thurs­day at the Tio­ga … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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EPA Limits Mountaintop Removal

Only a lit­tle over­due… By Christo­pher J. Jack­son Reg­is­ter-Her­ald Reporter BECKLEY — The U.S. Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency has tight­ened lim­i­ta­tions on moun­tain­top removal with new actions to “clar­i­fy” and strength­en guide­lines for Appalachi­an min­ing per­mits. EPA Admin­is­tra­tor Lisa Jack­son said … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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