Don Blakenshit -I mean Blankenship– of Massey Energy is taking the 5th.
Don Blankenship West Virginia, King Coal of Big Coal, will not be appearing for question by the federal and state investigators that are looking into the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion.
Blankenship will invoke his 5th Amendment rights. He will not be answering any questions from the investigation team. The State Office of Miners Health, Safety, and Training Agency was informed.
A copy of the letter from Blankenship’s attorney: