... And then there's the famous memo sent by Blankenship in October 2005 to all 'Deep Mine Superintendents.' ...Libertarians, this is why we need government.
"SUBJECT: RUNNING COAL
If you have been asked by your group presidents, supervisors, engineers, to do anything else other than to run coal (i.e. - build overcasts, do construction jobs, or whatever) you need to ignore them and run coal. This memo is necessary only because we seem not to understand that the coal pays the bills."
Mine 'overcasts' are critical to proper mine ventilation, and for many miners, Blankenship's memo made it abundantly clear exactly what Massey's 'top priority' was, and is."
Thursday, April 08, 2010
Understanding mine safety - the libertarian solution
Everything you need to know about mine safety (emphases mine) ...