Experts say that of the 124 safety violations issued this year at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia, some involved ventilation issues, which should have--but failed to--raise a red flag for safety regulators. NBC's Lisa Myers reports.
Chris Hayes points out the power of the coal industry evident in pro-coal actions of West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin. Matthew L. Wald, energy reporter for The New York Times, discusses.
Rolling Stone's Jeff Goodell joins Morning Joe to discuss former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship and examining his role in the worse mining disaster in 40 years.
Police in New Zealand said all 29 workers missing in a New Zealand coal mine are believed dead after a second explosion on Wednesday. It was not immediately known what triggered the second blast. ITN's Lawrence McGinty reports.
Pakistani relatives carry a body of a miner at the coal mine in Sorange district of the insurgency-torn province of Baluchistan on March 21, 2011. The death toll from a coal mine collapse in Pakistan has risen to 24 with another two dozen still missing, officials said, fearing it will need a "miracl
A police officer walks his search and rescue dog outside "La Preciosa" in Corregimiento San Roque, Sardinata's municipality, department of Norte de Santander, Colombia on January 27, 2011. Twenty-one miners were killed when "La Preciosa" coal mine exploded on Wendsday in Corregimiento San Roque, Sar
A miner gestures as he waits for the retrieving of the corpses of four of his colleagues which remain inside the shafts at "La Preciosa" in Corregimiento San Roque, Sardinata's municipality, department of Norte de Santander, Colombia on January 27, 2011. Twenty-one miners were killed when "La Precio
Relatives carry the coffin of a miner who died in a mine explosion from the morgue in Sardinata, northeastern Colombia, Thursday Jan. 27, 2011. Twenty-one miners were killed when an explosion, likely caused by a methane gas buildup, rocked La Precisoa underground coal mine early Wednesday. A similar