Black Crosses Demonstrate Dangers of Coal

As the Labor Department made an unprecedented move yesterday to file a court injunction to shut down a hazardous Massey Energy coal mine in eastern Kentucky for a “a pattern of violations,” concerned residents and activists constructed symbolic black crosses in front of the Navajo Nation’s own Kayenta Mine, which was named last spring as one of the most dangerous mines in the nation.
Launched in the southern Illinois coalfields, the Black Cross Alliance movement has called attention to the growing deathtoll from coal mining and burning across the Midwest, Appalachia and Western coal regions.
Read more at the Huffington Post.

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