Appalachian coal’s apex predator convicted for conspiring to skirt mine safety laws (Blue Ridge Outdoors)

I wrote about former Massey CEO Don Blankenship again, this time for Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.

Blankenship was charged in late 2014 with three felony counts worth a potential 30 years. In early December, a jury convicted him of one misdemeanor count of conspiracy to skirt mine regulations, which may result in a maximum year of prison time.

So why are environmentalists, labor advocates and others with a grudge against the coal baron celebrating the verdict?

Read “King Coal Dethroned: Mining Baron Don Blankenship Convicted” in January’s Blue Ridge Outdoors — now available online & in print – to find out.