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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

It Pays the Fines, Too

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"If any of you have been asked by your group presidents, your supervisors, engineers or anyone else to do anything other than run coal (i.e. build overcasts, do construction jobs, or whatever) you need to ignore them and run coal," the complaint quotes the memo. "This memo is necessary only because we seem not to understand that coal pays the bills."

Illinois native and resident Jeff Biggers, whose family comes from Illinois coal country, weighs in on the latest West Virginia mining disaster.

Speaking of Biggers, I don't know how I missed No Lonesome Road: Selected Poems and Prose (of Don West).

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