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Bob Murray

Meet the Extremist Coal Baron Bankrolling Ken Cuccinelli's Campaign

Mike Stark | Posted 11.20.2013 | DC
Mike Stark

Murray's status as the largest individual donor to Cuccinelli's campaign should raise questions in Virginia: What does Bob Murray expect in return for his investment? (It's worth noting that Murray Energy has no mining presence in Virginia.) What promises has Cuccinelli made to Murray Energy and Bob Murray?

CEO Enters 'Survival Mode' After Obama Reelection, Announces Layoffs

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.09.2012 | Business

With President Obama sticking around for another four years, Murray Energy Corp. CEO Robert Murray has entered “survival mode,” announcing Wednesd...

Plutocrats Want to Own Your Vote

Bill Moyers | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Back in the first the Gilded Age, in the 19th century, bosses in company towns lined up their workers and marched them to vote as a bloc. Now, the Gilded Age is back , with a vengeance. Welcome to the plutocracy -- the remains of the ol' USA.

Coal Company's Pro-Romney Coercion Leads To Calls For Investigation

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.09.2012 | Business

The Ohio Democratic Party has requested a criminal investigation of the Ohio-based Murray Energy, after the coal company allegedly told employees to d...

Coal Baron Pressures Miners Into Bankrolling Romney: Report

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

Over at the New Republic, Alec MacGillis reports on the extent to which Ohio coal baron Bob Murray pressures his mining employees to underwrite the ca...

LISTEN: Mine Workers Attended Romney Rally For Fear Of Losing Jobs

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.29.2012 | Business

Click play to listen to news radio WWVA's interview with Murray Energy Company executive Rob Moore. Would you give up a day’s pay to see Mitt Ro...

Christina Wilkie

Mitt Romney Campaigns With Lightening Rod Coal Baron

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney teamed up with controversial coal magnate Bob Murray for a fundraiser Thursday in the same Wheeling, WVa., hotel where Murray last fall ho...

Mother Jones Is Still Calling Out Deadbeat Coal Barons (on Coal Miner's Day)

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Mother Jones, the miner's angel, may be gone, but Mother Jones magazine just called out International Coal Group -- who gave us the Sago, WV tragedy -- for 20,000 clean water violations.

Bob Murray Attack? Ducks GM Accused Of Bashing Woman After Loss

TMZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Losing in the Stanley Cup playoffs can be a painful experience -- especially for the woman who claims the GM of the Anaheim Ducks smacked her with a c...

King Coal: Willing To Kill For Kilowatts

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

What we've got here is a government agency and a corporation who shared the mindset that a miner's life has less value than the coal that lies so deep that you're courting disaster to extract it.

Safety Fears Shut Another Murray Energy Mine In Utah

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

An energy company that owned the Crandall Canyon mine where nine people were killed in two collapses last August has shut another of its Utah coal min...

Max Follmer

Tougher Mine Safety Rules Clear Hurdle In House

HuffingtonPost.com | Max Follmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A panel of lawmakers investigating the August mine disaster that claimed nine lives at Crandall Canyon in Utah approved tougher mine safety rules Wedn...

Feds Fight To Keep Utah Mine Investigation Docs From Public

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Court proceedings of the investigation into the collapse of Utah's Crandall Canyon mine should not be made public, argue attorneys for the Mine Safety...

Mine Owner Murray Threatens Defamation Suits

The Salt Lake Tribune | Robert Gehrke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Crandall Canyon mine co-owner Robert Murray is threatening to sue a professor and an editor over what he claims were defamatory statements regarding h...