Ex-Massey Energy CEO and ex-con Blankenship running for US Senate

Ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship, who served a one-year prison term on charges related to the deadliest US mine disaster, is now officially running for the U.S. Senate in West Virginia. Blankenship kicked off his campaign Thursday night with a town hall meeting for voters in which he vowed to support President Donald Trump’s pro-coal[…]

Ex-Massey Energy CEO Blankenship claims being a ‘political prisoner’

Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship, who is serving a one-year sentence in a US prison for violating mine safety laws, is now calling himself an “American Political Prisoner.” In a 67-page booklet written behind bars, and with 250,000 copies to be distributed soon, the convicted coal boss said he is ready to shed “some truthful[…]