Thirty people were arrested Tuesday as some 5,000 coal miners and their families protested bankrupt Patriot Coal Corp.'s plans to cut benefits.
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Don Blankenship, the former CEO of Massey Energy, who was cited as having the worst fatality rate in the mining industry prior to the 29 deaths at the Upper Big Branch explosion in April 2010, has filed paperwork to open new mines. Blankenship