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Murray Energy continues fight against EPA’s emissions rules

Murray Energy continues fight against EPA's emissions rules

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Coal producer Murray Energy Corp. is challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule that targets mercury pollution from power plants. St. Clairsville, Ohio-based Murray Energy filed a brief with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Monday, challenging the EPA’s supplemental finding published earlier in the day. The U.S. Supreme ...

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Murray Energy idling West Virginia coal mine

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A large West Virginia underground coal mine owned by Murray Energy is halting production for nearly two weeks, and the rest of the company’s mines are running on part-time schedules due to reduced demand from electric utilities, the company’s chairman and CEO said Wednesday. The Marion County mine will be idled until at least March 7, ...

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Murray to pay $3.3m to resolve violations at ex-CONSOL mines

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Murray Energy has agreed to pay more than $3 million to resolve safety violations at five coal mines in northern West Virginia that occurred under previous owner CONSOL Energy Inc., the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration said Wednesday. The settlement resolves a total of 1,753 citations and orders issued by MSHA to the Blacksville No. 2, ...

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More coal layoffs announced at Murray, Alpha

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Hundreds more West Virginia miners were told Friday that they were being laid off, in the latest blow to the already deeply troubled Appalachian coal industry. Alpha Natural Resources issued a statement announcing the “expected idling” of subsidiary Rockspring Development’s Camp Creek underground mine and processing plant in Wayne County and had given layoff notices to 439 employees at that ...

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Ohio man killed, 2 other workers hurt in W.Va. mine accident

CAMERON, W.Va. — State officials are investigating a coal mine accident in Marshall County that killed one worker and injured two others. In a statement to media outlets, Murray Energy identified the miner who was killed as John M. “Mike” Garloch of Neffs, Ohio. The company says Garloch was a management employee. The injured miners haven’t been identified. Murray Energy ...

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Wyoming, Ohio among state’s teaming up against the EPA

About three weeks ago, Murray Energy took up a lawsuit against the EPA claiming that their regulations over power plants are “illegal, irrational, and radical.” Shortly thereafter, nine states came out in support of Murray Energy’s stance including Nebraska, Ohio, Alaska, Kentucky and West Virginia. Three weeks later, a trio of states have been added to that list–including South Carolina, ...

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States are choosing sides on looming EPA lawsuit

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As a lawsuit presses forward over the Obama Administration’s pollution regulation over power plants, 14 states and the District of Columbia have signed on in support of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and their recent climate change-related litigation. The Hill reported that Murray Energy took up a lawsuit against the EPA calling the carbon reducing litigation actions “illegal, irrational, and ...

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