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Coal mining in America's heartland | DW Documentary
 
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West Virginia, USA - under its wild mountain idyll hides the "black hell": A labyrinth of dark tunnels - hard life in a coal mine. [Online until: 15 August 2019] "Wild, wonderful West Virginia” - that’s how the small state nestled in the Appalachian Mountains bills itself. This documentary reports on the daily struggle facing local coal miners hoping for help from Donald Trump; a sheriff combating the opioid epidemic that has already claimed thousands of lives; and a Cherokee environmental activist whose efforts have earned her intimidation and threats. The whistle of a locomotive at the front of an old coal train, quiet winding roads, and hardly a highway to be found - that’s still the image that many have of West Virginia today. But beneath the forest-covered mountains lies a labyrinth of tunnels just one meter high, in which miners still spend their entire working days toiling in the dark on their hands and knees. The camera team accompanies a traditional coal mining family as they go about their day. Together with the family’s two sons, Scott and Steven Lockhart, the crew ventures into the mine. Conversations with the miners reveal why people who had been lifelong Democratic Party supporters are suddenly placing their hopes for the future in Donald Trump. But the documentary also ventures beyond the coal mines to uncover the lesser-known sides of this Appalachian state - from snake-handling Pentecostal churches to the bluegrass and mountain ballads of Alan Cathead Johnston. We also speak with Sheriff Martin West, who sued the country’s three biggest pharmaceutical makers for their role in the opioid epidemic that has swept the region. And we meet another person who has decided to fight back: Maria Gunnoe, a young Cherokee activist who has dared to take on the coal barons that are ravaging the beautiful mountains of West Virginia. _______ DW Documentary gives you knowledge beyond the headlines. Watch high-class documentaries from German broadcasters and international production companies. Meet intriguing people, travel to distant lands, get a look behind the complexities of daily life and build a deeper understanding of current affairs and global events. Subscribe and explore the world around you with DW Documentary. Subscribe to DW Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW39zufHfsuGgpLviKh297Q?sub_confirmation=1# For more documentaries visit: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/docfilm/s-3610 Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dwdocumentary/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dw.stories DW netiquette policy: http://www.dw.com/en/dws-netiquette-policy/a-5300954
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Coal miners in West Virginia find hope in Trump
 
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McDowell County in West Virginia where the coal mining industry has been in steep decline for decades, has put their hope behind Presidential candidate Donald Trump who has promised to re-open the coal mines.
Views: 11303 National Post
Coal mining west virginia
 
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Donald Trump yet to deliver promise to end Barack Obama's 'war on coal' but locals hopeful the worst is far behind them
Views: 16835 Stephanie March
Can West Virginia's coal jobs come back?
 
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US President Donald Trump promised to bring back mining jobs, and in the first months since his election hiring at coal mines across West Virginia has seen an uptick, but the industry's long term future looks less certain.
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The Coal Vote: Showdown in West Virginia's Midterm Elections
 
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Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News This year's midterm elections are projected to be the most expensive in American history. One of the most notable races, where outside interests are pouring in millions of dollars, is in West Virginia's third district — and the campaign is centered on one thing: coal. The coal industry has dominated West Virginia for the past 150 years, exerting great influence over its economy and politics. Obama’s push to drastically reduce carbon emissions to combat climate change has convinced many West Virginians that the federal government is waging a “war on coal” and, in turn, on West Virginia, as mines close and jobs are cut. The backlash has placed 19-term Democratic incumbent Nick Rahall under fire for his perceived affiliation with Obama. The Koch brothers and other out-of-state energy interests have seized this opportunity to oust Rahall, leading Democratic State Senator Evan Jenkins to switch parties and run as a Republican. VICE News traveled to West Virginia's third district to cover the race between the two candidates as they fight to prove who will be coal's greatest champion, and spoke with locals about coal's outsized importance in the region. Check out "Voters In Colorado and Kansas Are Tuning Out This Year's Election" - http://bit.ly/1rE4mHB Check out "Environmental Groups Target Key Midterm Fight For North Carolina Senate Seat" - http://bit.ly/1wK2X6H Check out "Get Ready For More False Claims By Big Polluters" - http://bit.ly/1G0bLvq Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews
Views: 155501 VICE News
How mountaintop mining affects life and landscape in West Virginia
 
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Deep layers of underground coal are all but gone in West Virginia after 200 years of relentless mining, leaving thinner seams of coal on top of the state's beautiful mountains. But surface mining carries a huge cost: nothing less than mountains themselves. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on how the Appalachian landscape is being fundamentally and irrevocably changed.
Views: 34152 PBS NewsHour
Connecting the Dots: Coal and Politics in West Virginia
 
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West Virginia teens investigate the coal industry, its effect on their community and its ties to this year's presidential election.
Views: 794 PBS NewsHour
Clinging to coal: West Virginia's fight over green jobs
 
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For generations, coal has been the backbone of West Virginia, until jobs were wiped out by the tens of thousands. While some are counting on promises made to bring coal back, a new generation is embracing the next opportunity: green energy. But in the nationwide race to dominate renewable power production, West Virginia's deeply rooted tensions and interests may leave its workers behind. Subscribe to the CBS News Channel HERE: http://youtube.com/cbsnews Watch CBSN live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7 Follow CBS News on Instagram HERE: https://www.instagram.com/cbsnews/ Like CBS News on Facebook HERE: http://facebook.com/cbsnews Follow CBS News on Twitter HERE: http://twitter.com/cbsnews Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream CBSN and local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites like Star Trek Discovery anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free! http://bit.ly/1OQA29B --- CBSN is the first digital streaming news network that will allow Internet-connected consumers to watch live, anchored news coverage on their connected TV and other devices. At launch, the network is available 24/7 and makes all of the resources of CBS News available directly on digital platforms with live, anchored coverage 15 hours each weekday. CBSN. Always On.
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Blowing Up Mountains: Destroying the Environment for Coal
 
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Massive corporations are blowing up mountains and creating environmental ruins in West Virginia. All this devastation, just to extract some coal. We went to West Virginia to investigate mountain-top removal -- which a way of extracting coal from deposits under mountains. Instead of drilling into the mountain and sending men underground to take out the coal in the traditional way, they just take the whole top of a mountain off. Hosted by Derrick Beckles | Originally aired on http://VICE.com in 2009 Watch more VICE documentaries here: http://bit.ly/VICE-Presents Subscribe for videos that are actually good: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://www.youtube.com/user/vice/videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com
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Coal Miner to Trump: “Coal Mining Isn’t Coming Back” | NYT - Opinion
 
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A fifth-generation coal miner from Appalachia tells Trump his plan to loosen regulations on coal-fired plants not only is harmful to the environment, but also bad for the future of the region. Read more: https://nyti.ms/2LjD3n5 Subscribe: http://bit.ly/U8Ys7n More from The New York Times Video: http://nytimes.com/video ---------- Whether it's reporting on conflicts abroad and political divisions at home, or covering the latest style trends and scientific developments, New York Times video journalists provide a revealing and unforgettable view of the world. It's all the news that's fit to watch.
Views: 27044 The New York Times
The Coal Town System
 
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West Virginia coal operators built small, company-owned towns for their miners to live in. The coal towns were almost always unincorporated; there were no elected officials, no independent police forces. Owners hired private detective agencies to watch over their workforce. Company towns were also untethered from the free market competition owners usually championed. "The Mine Wars" premieres January 26, 2016 on American Experience PBS.
Views: 14878 AmericanExperiencePBS
The Land of Mountaintop Removal
 
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Over five hundred mountains in West Virginia have been destroyed because of new mining techniques used by coal companies in the Appalachians. From: AERIAL AMERICA: West Virginia http://bit.ly/1lEvUuh
Views: 115282 Smithsonian Channel
Coal mine celebrated by Trump opens in Pennsylvania
 
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Leland Vittert shares an inside look
Views: 37545 Fox News
Coal mines closing despite Trump's promises
 
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Coal mines are closing across America despite promises made by President Trump. CNN's Bill Weir reports. #CNN #News
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West Virginia -- from coal mining to fracking
 
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Shihab Rattansi travels to West Virginia for two views of natural resource extraction. In Matewan, the deadly fight to unionise coal miners is remembered as the coal industry winds down. In Fayette County, the tourism industry is challenged by fracking wastewater with no answers as to what chemicals the wastewater contains.
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Coal Mining Documentary - The Most Dangerous Job On Earth - Classic History
 
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Coal Mining Documentary - The Most Dangerous Job On Earth - Classic History Coal mining is the process of extracting coal from the ground. Coal is valued for its energy content, and, since the 1880s, has been widely used to generate electricity. Steel and cement industries use coal as a fuel for extraction of iron from iron ore and for cement production. In the United Kingdom and South Africa a coal mine and its structures are a colliery, a coal mine a pit, and the above-ground structures the pit head. In Australia, "colliery" generally refers to an underground coal mine. In the United States "colliery" has been used to describe a coal mine operation but nowadays the word is not commonly used. Coal mining has had many developments over the recent years, from the early days of men tunnelling, digging and manually extracting the coal on carts, to large open cut and long wall mines. Mining at this scale requires the use of draglines, trucks, conveyors, hydraulic jacks and shearers. Small-scale mining of surface deposits dates back thousands of years. For example, in Roman Britain, the Romans were exploiting most of the major coalfields by the late 2nd century AD. Read More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal_mining
Views: 11492 Classic History
Why the poorest county in West Virginia has faith in Donald Trump | Anywhere but Washington
 
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Donald Trump was more popular in McDowell County than anywhere else in America during the Republican primaries. Subscribe to The Guardian ► http://is.gd/subscribeguardian Paul Lewis explores the power of the Republican presidential nominee’s message in the poorest county of West Virginia. Gun nation ► http://bit.ly/GunNation The Guardian ► http://is.gd/guardianhome Suggested videos: Anywhere but Washington ► http://bit.ly/ABWashTrump Trump 4 President ► http://bit.ly/TrumpSigns Guardian playlists: Comment is Free ► http://is.gd/cifplaylist Guardian Docs ► http://is.gd/guardiandocs Guardian Features ► https://goo.gl/JThOzd Guardian Animations & Explanations ►http://is.gd/explainers Guardian Investigations ► http://is.gd/guardianinvestigations The Global Migration Crisis ► http://is.gd/RefugeeCrisis Anywhere but Westminster ► https://goo.gl/rgH1ri More Guardian videos: 6x9: experience solitary confinement – 360 video ► http://bit.ly/6x9gdn We Walk Together ► http://bit.ly/WeWalkTogetherFilm The last job on Earth ► http://bit.ly/LastJobOnEarth Patrick Stewart: the ECHR and us ► http://bit.ly/PatrickStewartS The Panama Papers ► http://bit.ly/HowToHide1Billion The Syrian Spaceman who became a refugee ► http://bit.ly/SyrianSpace The epic journey of a refugee cat ► http://bit.ly/KunkuzCat If I Die On Mars ► http://is.gd/IfIDieOnMars We can't ban everything that offends you ► http://bit.ly/CensorshipCiF Revenge Porn: Chrissy Chambers and her search for justice ► http://ow.ly/TUoOs Mos Def force fed in Gitmo procedure ► http://is.gd/mosdef Edward Snowden interview ► http://is.gd/snowdeninterview2014 Bangladeshi Sex Workers take steroids ► http://is.gd/sexworkers Other Guardian channels on YouTube: Guardian Football ► http://is.gd/guardianfootball Guardian Music ► http://is.gd/guardianYTmusic Guardian Australia ► http://is.gd/guardianaustralia Guardian Tech ► http://is.gd/guardiantech Guardian Culture ► http://is.gd/guardianculture Guardian Wires ► http://is.gd/guardianwires Guardian Food ► http://is.gd/guardianfood
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Harris #1 Coal Mine
 
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The last years of Harris #1 Mine in Boone County, West Virginia.
WV and U.S. Coal Production Way Up
 
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U.S. coal production increased 100 percent in 2017; WV coal exports up by 42 percent.
Views: 282 WOWK 13 News
Beckley Coal Mine - Beckley, WV - Part 1
 
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I took a tour of the Beckley Coal Mine in West Virginia - 5-12-17 - Michael was a great tour guide. The coal mining subculture is nothing short of amazing. You have to see this tour for yourself. Each tour is unique. For more information go to www.beckleymine.com - Blog coming at www.sightseeingsociologist.com www.instagram.com/sightseeingsociologist www.twitter.com/sightseeingsoc [email protected]
Oral History, Coal Mining in West Virginia
 
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This is a project for American History at NorthPoint Bible College
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Farmington Coal Mine Explosion West Virginia November 1968 MSHA
 
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At approximately 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 1968, an explosion occurred in the Consol No.9 Mine, Mountaineer Coal Company, Division of Consolidation Coal Company, Farmington, Marion County, West Virginia. There were 99 miners in the mine when the explosion occurred, 78 of whom died as a result of the explosion. The other 21 miners survived the explosion and escaped to the surface. The mine was sealed at its surface openings on November 30, 1968. Damage to the mine in the explosion area was extensive, requiring loading of rock falls, replacement of ventilation and transportation facilities, and in some cases new mine entries to bypass extensively caved areas. Investigative activities were continued, in cooperation with the Company, State, and United Mine Workers of America (UMW A) organizations, as mine areas were recovered. Between 1969 and 1978, the bodies of 59 victims were recovered and brought to the surface. Recovery operations ceased and all entrances to the mine were permanently sealed in November 1978, leaving 19 victims buried in the mine and leaving some areas of the mine unexplored. Lessons learned during early evaluation of this disaster were incorporated into the Federal Coal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1969. The Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969, generally referred to as the Coal Act, was more comprehensive and more stringent than any previous Federal legislation governing the mining industry. The Coal Act included surface as well as underground coal mines within its scope, required two annual inspections of every surface coal mine and four at every underground coal mine, and dramatically increased federal enforcement powers in coal mines. The Coal Act also required monetary penalties for all violations, and established criminal penalties for knowing and willful violations. The safety standards for all coal mines were strengthened, and health standards were adopted. The Coal Act included specific procedures for the development of improved mandatory health and safety standards, and provided compensation for miners who were totally and permanently disabled by the progressive respiratory disease caused by the inhalation of fine coal dust pneumoconiosis or "black lung". For more on the history of coal mine safety, go to http://www.msha.gov/AboutMSHA.HTM . This was clipped from the 2004 video, We Are ... MSHA, by the Mine Safety and Health Administration and available at the MSHA website and the Internet Archive.
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The Secret Dilemma Facing America's Coal Miners | NBC Left Field
 
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Donald Trump says he’s going to put America’s miners back to work. But with many of them claiming they’re still being forced to choose between safe work conditions, and keeping their jobs, should we really be talking about the deadly risks? SUBSCRIBE: http://nbcnews.to/2rAQzwx FOLLOW NBC LEFT FIELD: Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/2rACLSM Instagram: http://nbcnews.to/2rAsQwp Twitter: http://nbcnews.to/2rAsWUN CALL THE FIELD PHONE: ☎️ (315) LF-FIELD VISIT OUR SITE: http://nbcleftfield.com Video: Justine Bo Executive Producer: David Botti Producer: Freddie Campion __ ABOUT NBC LEFT FIELD: NBC Left Field is a new internationally-minded video troupe that makes short, creative documentaries and features specially designed for social media and set-top boxes. Our small team of cinematographers, journalists, animators and social media gurus aims to unearth stories and breathe creative life into current headlines. While pushing boundaries at home and abroad, NBC Left Field will also be serving as an experimental hub for NBC News style, treatment and audience engagement. The Secret Dilemma Facing America's Coal Miners | NBC Left Field
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Job training and community college put coal miners on a new path
 
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Coal miners in the heart of Appalachia face unemployment and uncertainty as the expansion of automation and natural gas threatens the industry that’s been an economic bedrock. But a West Virginia nonprofit matches displaced workers to sustainable jobs in agriculture or carpentry while helping them pursue associate degrees. Hari Sreenivasan reports as part of our series, Rethinking College.
Views: 5409 PBS NewsHour
West Virginia Documentary
 
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Insight into the coal industry in McDowell County, WV.
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'He Has Our Back': Coal Miner Praises Trump for Ending Obama's War on Coal
 
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As seen on "Fox & Friends First" A West Virginia coal worker praised President Donald Trump for his plan to ease Obama-era climate restrictions on coal-burning power plants. MORE: https://bit.ly/2nUoDke
Views: 12999 Fox News Insider
Digging for Hope: Inside an Ohio coal mine
 
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Matt Beaver and other miners describe their difficult working conditions and how they hope President Donald Trump can save their struggling industry. They work at the Vail Mine, owned by the Rosebud Mining Company, in Freeport, Ohio.
Views: 964460 TheColumbusDispatch
Authorities rescue 3 trapped in abandoned West Virginia mine
 
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The three survivors, one man and two women, were reunited with their families after being trapped in the mine for nearly five days.
Views: 13094 ABC News
Coal Mining in West Virginia (Attorneys) - Tiano O'Dell, PLLC
 
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http://www.westvirginiapersonalinjurylawyer.net/industrial-accidents/ Coal mining is undoubtedly one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. Coal miners face a fatality rate that is almost 6 times higher than those who work in private industry. More than 4 out of every 100 workers are injured on the job each year. Natural gas and coal mining are a pivotal part of the American economy and lifestyle, but those who take these daunting jobs often must suffer the consequences. If you or someone you love was hurt or killed in an industrial accident or coal mining accident in West Virginia, call our firm today to see how we can help. There are no upfront fees- and if we don't win you owe us nothing. Our attorneys have been recognized amongst the top 100 Trial attorneys and named "Super Lawyers" many years in a row. Tiano O'Dell PLLC 118 Capitol Street Charleston WV 25301 (304) 720-6700
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Coal: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
 
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We’ve heard a lot of talk about coal miners in the last year, but what are the real issues surrounding coal? John Oliver and a giant squirrel look into it. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: http://Facebook.com/LastWeekTonight Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: http://Twitter.com/LastWeekTonight Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: http://www.hbo.com/lastweektonight
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The Mine Wars | PBS America
 
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Premieres 9pm, Wednesday 29 June on Freesat 156 | Sky 534 | Virgin Media 276 Following its European premiere at the Sheffield Doc Fest, this documentary recalls the struggle for trade union recognition by mine workers in West Virginia, a battle that lasted two decades. At the beginning of the 20th century, coal was the engine of American industrial progress. The coal industry employed over 700,000 men, yet few Americans gave much thought to the price paid by those whose working days were spent underground. With entire communities owned by the mining companies, conditions and pay were strictly controlled. The stage was set for conflict, and the spark that ignited the flame arrived in 1901 in the shape of Mary Harris "Mother" Jones, an outspoken labour organiser and activist. West Virginian miners went on strike in 1902, with the employees demanding shorter workdays, higher wages and recognition of the union. It was to be the first of a series of industrial disputes that frequently erupted into violence, with successive state governors being forced to declare martial law as the coal companies engaged paramilitary forces to combat the strikers, who themselves were heavily armed. Superior force was eventually to prevail, however, and in the early 1920s the strikes eventually petered out. It would not be until 1933 that Congress passed legislation guaranteeing the workers' right to unionise.
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Sago Mine Disaster
 
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Thirteen men sat in the best barricade they could build, enduring...hoping. They had used their single hour of oxygen from the only Self Contained Self Rescuer issued to them by the company. Their families waited outside living through one of the most difficult times of their lives, praying to see their loved ones once again. As time wore on, we would learn the ultimate fate of those men, those husbands, those fathers, those grandfathers, brothers, uncles, nephews. One was alive, barely holding on…the others had perished in the thick poisoned air of the mine. The miners of Sago were like so many of us. They took one of the few jobs available to them, jobs that would allow them to live in the places they had long called home, jobs that would pay enough to support their families. If only the company had given them more than one SCSR—if only there had been a law—but we know how much power money holds over the hearts of men. It would be the suffering and tragic loss of life of those 12 brave souls—the pain of constant loss felt by their families—that would finally see to it that every coal miner in the United States would never face the same crisis. Millions of Americans became outraged at the events that played out on their televisions, and the ensuing public outcry would accomplish a feat that has seldom been accomplished in the history of US coal mining—the power of coal industry lobbyists was outweighed by the voice of the public in the halls of government. Laws were passed and now additional SCSRs must be purchased by coal companies, underground safe havens must be built and supply miners with three day of oxygen, food, and water. Each time my crew passed a safe haven and SCSR stash on our way to the section, I would think of those men, I would think of their final hours. I would pay my respects to them in my own way and wish that the corruption of the coalfields had not taken their lives. I hope that other miners do the same and remember the day the miners of Sago perished and the hearts of their families were forever broken. May you all rest in peace. God Bless.
Views: 170895 Nick Mullins
Trump's 100 Days: Miners says coal jobs are back
 
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President Trump paid special attention to miners who lost their jobs during his election campaign, and he repeatedly promised to put them back to work. He signed an executive order in March scrapping key environmental regulations, he says, to make industry more competitive and bring back jobs. TRT World's Zeina Awad went to Mingo county in West Virginia before the election to speak with voters and now, 100 days in, she has returned to see how they feel. Subscribe: http://trt.world/subscribe Livestream: http://trt.world/ytlive Facebook: http://trt.world/facebook Twitter: http://trt.world/twitter Instagram: http://trt.world/instagram Visit our website: http://trt.world
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Betting on Trump: Coal | FRONTLINE
 
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What do Trump’s economic promises to the coal industry mean to voters in West Virginia? Subscribe on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1BycsJW Twelve thousand mining jobs have disappeared in the state over the last few years -- and 70 percent of the vote went to Trump. One former coal miner says, “I’ve been a registered Democrat all my life, but I crossed over this year. I voted for Donald Trump, because he promised to help the coal miner.” For more, explore the full “Betting on Trump” series from FRONTLINE, Marketplace and PBS NewsHour: Betting on Trump: Jobs (Erie, Pennsylvania) http://bit.ly/2kX2eSD Betting on Trump: Water (California’s Central Valley) http://bit.ly/2lkJBIS Twitter: https://twitter.com/frontlinepbs Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/frontline Google+: https://plus.google.com/+frontline/posts FRONTLINE is streaming more than 200 documentaries online, for free, here: http://to.pbs.org/hxRvQP FRONTLINE is made possible by PBS and CPB. Major support is provided by The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Park Foundation, the John and Helen Glessner Family Trust, the Wyncote Foundation and Jon and Jo Ann Hagler on behalf of the Jon L. Hagler Foundation.
America's Post-Coal Country Is Struggling To Come Back (HBO)
 
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For years, politicians have promised to bring jobs and prosperity back to America’s depressed coal-producing regions. But that won’t be so easy to pull off, because in many places the industry didn’t so much decline as vanish. Josh Hersh went to a coal town in West Virginia where the way forward doesn’t lead back to the mines. Watch: "A group of Trump supporters went on tour to spread a message of peace" - http://bit.ly/2j0q9MT Read: "Here's who could actually do something about Trump's potential conflicts of interest" - http://bit.ly/2j4BEqX Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo
Views: 51182 VICE News
The future of coal miners in Trump's America
 
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"The Messy Truth" host Van Jones discusses the future of coal mine workers in President Donald Trump's America with writer Stephen Moore.
Views: 41969 CNN
West Virginia Coal Seam "Portraits of West Virginia Coal Miners"
 
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Focuses on the industry, news and individuals who play a key role in the industry and the economics of coal in West Virginia. Hosted by the West Virginia Coal Association.
The real world west virginia coal mines
 
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Make u happy u dont have to live like this
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Inside a Cursed Appalachian Mining Town
 
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In the late 1800s, traveling preacher Robert Sheffey cursed the town of Ivanhoe, Virginia, after witnessing what one female resident describes as “houses of ill repute, fighting, drunkenness, and a rejection of his ministry by the townspeople.” Legend has it that Sheffey condemned the sinful town to sink into the earth and be consumed by the pits of hell. “Whether you believe in it or not, after that happened, we lost everything,” says the same Ivanhoe resident in this short documentary. “We have nothing.” Today, Ivanhoe is even plagued by sinkholes—multiple houses have disappeared entirely into the earth. Read more: https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/555359/ivanhoe-virginia-appalachia "The Curse and the Jubilee" was directed by Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan. It is part of The Atlantic Selects, an online showcase of short documentaries from independent creators, curated by The Atlantic.
Views: 613221 The Atlantic
West Virginia Coal Miners - September 2, 1939
 
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Do you know any of these gentlemen? West Virginia Coal Miners Red Jacket, West Virginia September 2, 1939 No. 6 Local Union No. 6774 (U.M.W. of A.)
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48 Vintage Photos of Life in Depression era Coal Mining Town Scott's Run, West Virginia, 1937
 
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48 Vintage Photos of Life in Depression era Coal Mining Town Scott's Run, West Virginia, 1937
Views: 5637 Yesterday Today
LIFE OF A HOTSHOT TRUCKER: IN BECKELY, WEST VIRGINIA COAL MINING COUNTY
 
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YOU CAN SEE THE COAL ON SIDE OF THE MOUNTAINS
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Hillbillies, Coalminers, Treehuggers and God | Explore Films
 
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http://www.explore.org - Travel to the heart of Appalachia and experience the hidden gem that is West Virginia. Feel the pulse of coal mining running through the veins of locals as well as hear the environmental opposition to the practice in this moving Explore special. Love Exploring - Subscribe http://goo.gl/q8AqMp http://explore.org - Facebook http://goo.gl/SFRAfX - Twitter http://goo.gl/n03NNU http://Explore.org is the worlds leading philanthropic live nature cam network and documentary film channel. Be sure to visit and subscribe to all your favorite EXPLORE channels. Explore Main Channel https://goo.gl/9L2vjH Explore Africa https://goo.gl/8GXlAz Explore Bears & Bison https://goo.gl/bKBhR8 Explore Birds Bats Bees https://goo.gl/chM5Zp Explore Cats Lions Tigers https://goo.gl/1m3vAd Explore Farm Life https://goo.gl/KVU98J Explore Dog Bless You https://goo.gl/F01N6i Explore Oceans https://goo.gl/6lKaus Explore Sunsets https://goo.gl/zfG1DI Explore Zen Dens https://goo.gl/Id1WMF
Trump administration declares the war on coal is over
 
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Laid-off coal miner from West Virginia shares his story.
Views: 5691 Fox News
Hillary Clinton's coal industry comment backfires on her
 
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Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton said she misspoke with a comment vowing to put the coal industry "out of business," after receiving plenty of backlash from coal mining states. CBS' Nancy Cordes explains why she's looking ahead to upcoming races in states like West Virginia.
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Coal Mining Song-Blood By The Ton 2010
 
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Blood by The Ton by Stephen Davis written about a mine disaster in Eccles WV in the early 1900's. The photos in this video are all original. They are from our family who have all been touched by Coal mining. With the disaster last week it appears not much has changed over time. The miners are sacrificed for money as the big companies continue to avoid regulations and fines. They bury towns in sludge and lethal gas as they destroy the earth and people who need it. This song is about such a disaster which happened in the early 1900's. The images are of a mining settlement , company store and the area near the mine where people lived under control of the company. They were paid in script and always ended up owing money at the end of the month. I will begin on a book soon about the life I remember as a child growing up in West Virginia. It will be tied to a series of songs about the experiences. You will be amazed at how much people stayed together in spirit through the best and the worst of times. The truly paid with Blood By The Ton.
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WV Coal Association VP: Trump will bring jobs back
 
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West Virginia Coal Association Vice President Chris Hamilton says regulation is the main reason why the coal industry is losing so many jobs.
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Former West Virginia coal miner with black lung by Jessica Guay
 
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By: Jessica Guay As battle to save black lung benefits continues, miner shares personal struggles. James Boner is 83 years old and spent more than 40 years in the coal mines in Kanawha County. After all these years, he remembers working hard in the mines for his family. Now he is left to deal with the side effects of black lung, like thousands of other coal miners in West Virginia.
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Coal Mining's Environmental Impact | From The Ashes
 
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In Appalachia, coal companies blow the tops off of mountains to get at the coal. The damage this does to the surrounding environment and water supply is devastating. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About From The Ashes: From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be in the current political climate. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Coal Mining's Environmental Impact | From The Ashes https://youtu.be/ynN39sfqT8w National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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Clinton gets coal miners' cold shoulder
 
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A loss in the West Va. primary could be tied directly to Hillary Clinton's comments on the coal mining industry as he hasn't been able to shack the controversy. West Va. delegate Rupie Phillips goes 'On the Record'
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