National Press Club

Massey Energy CEO at July 22 Luncheon

December 31, 1969

Don L. Blankenship, the chairman and chief executive officer of Massey Energy Co., will speak at a Luncheon on Thursday, July 22, on the need to increase surface mining of coal to meet the nation’s energy requirements.

Massey Energy is the fourth-largest coal company in the United States. An explosion at the company’s Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal, W.Va., on April 5 killed 29 miners, making it the deadliest coal mine explosion in the United States in 40 years.

The luncheon begins at 12:30 p.m. Reserve at (202) 662-7501 or . Cost of luncheon is $17 for National Press Club members, $28 for their guests and $35 for the general public.

To submit a question in advance, put BLANKENSHIP in the subject line and email to before 11 a.m. on the day of the luncheon.

Upcoming Luncheons:

July 7 – Venus Williams (SOLD OUT)

July 16 – Tony Horton

July 27 – Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

Dec. 2 – Muhtar Kent, chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola Co.