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Coal Baron Won't Get Charged For Allegedly Forcing Staff To Support GOP

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite the fact that Federal Election Commission staff found "reason to believe" that coal baron Robert Murray and his company violated...

Fossil Fuel Industry-Funded Attorneys General Try to Block ExxonMobil Climate Fraud Probe

Elliott Negin | Posted 05.20.2016 | Green
Elliott Negin

You could call it the battle of the attorneys general: one side representing the public interest, exactly what attorneys general are supposed to do; the other side representing the special interests, exactly what they are not supposed to do.

How To Tell Your Boss To Kiss Your Ass, And Get Away With It

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.07.2016 | Business

Bob Murray is a modern-day coal king, operating 13 mines and employing more than 7,000 people. He's not the kind of boss you tell to eat shit, or to k...

Coal CEO Wants Court Date Moved So He Can Attend The RNC

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Robert Murray, the chief executive of coal giant Murray Energy Corp., is suing the head of the Environmental Protection Agency over new ...

Murray Energy Accused Of Creating 'Atmosphere Of Intimidation' At 5 West Virginia Coal Mines

International Business Times | Sam Levine | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics

A few hours before their afternoon shift at the Marshall County Mine last spring, hundreds of coal miners were summoned to a mandatory meeting with th...

Coal Interests Prepare To Challenge Obama's Power Plant Rules

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New rules limiting emissions from power plants are set to be released Monday afternoon, but industry groups are already launching legal ...

Most States Can Easily Comply With the EPA's Clean Power Plan, So Why Are Some Trying to Kill It?

Elliott Negin | Posted 08.02.2015 | Green
Elliott Negin

Next week, the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce what may be the Obama administration's most far-reaching climate change initiative: its final rule for cleaning up existing electric power plants. Dubbed the Clean Power Plan, it will require each state to submit its own individual strategy for cutting emissions.

Dave Jamieson

Miner Tells Coal Baron To Kiss His Ass | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

Robert "Bob" Murray is the owner of Murray Energy Corp., the third-largest U.S. coal producer. He is one of the most powerful men in Appalachia and a ...

Industry-Funded Lawmakers Target Public Health and Environmental Protections

Elliott Negin | Posted 06.11.2016 | Politics
Elliott Negin

A handful of bills currently in play on Capitol Hill would obstruct federal agencies from enacting science-based rules, setting back health and environmental safeguards for decades to come.

Will America's Poor Pay for Obama's Coal Plan?

Paul Alexander | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
Paul Alexander

In an economic climate that's already challenging for the everyday consumer, a new problem looms: higher electricity costs, perhaps much higher. While it's often hard to pinpoint why a product or service increases in price, it's easy to identify the cause for this price hike: the Clean Power Plan.

Wisconsin Climate Change Gag Order Part of Multi-Front, Industry-Tied Attacks

Steve Horn | Posted 06.11.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

On April 7, Wisconsin's Board of Commissioners of Public Lands voted 2-1 to ban those employed by the agency from doing any work pertaining to climate change or global warming while doing public lands related work.

One Killed, Two Hurt In Coal Mine Accident

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2015 | Green

March 9 (Reuters) - One miner was killed and two injured in an accident at a Murray Energy Corp coal mine in West Virginia, the company said on Mond...

Did My Piece on Coal Baron Murray v. Fracker McClendon Suit Lead To Sealing of Court Documents?

Steve Horn | Posted 03.11.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Bob Murray, owner of American Energy Corporation Century Mine in Ohio, sued Aubrey McClendon for allegedly infringing upon his company's copyright in August 2013. He claimed McClendon commandeered the "American Energy" brand.

Coal CEO Blasts 'Insane, Regal Administration Of King Obama' For Regulating Emissions

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics

Robert Murray, the outspoken chief executive officer of Murray Energy Corporation, compared the White House to the "Gestapo" and said that he is so wo...

#DirtyDenier$ Day 9: Congressman John Kline

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Today's featured Dirty Denier is Rep. Jon Kline from Minnesota. While his denialism is more mild-mannered than the brash, outspoken style of some of his #DirtyDenier$ compatriots, it's no less dangerous.

Red States Are Way Ahead of Congress on Global Warming

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Americans across the country have been grappling with a range of severe, climate change-related weather events, including prolonged droughts, extreme precipitation, heat waves and, like Florida, coastal flooding. And majorities in both blue and red districts want federal action.

'Green News Report' - July 1, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.31.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Big Coal baron says Obama's 'evil', attacks wildly popular new EPA emissi...

Climate Denier Steve Milloy Now Director at Coal Giant Murray Energy, On CPAC Global Warming Panel Today

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.06.2014 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

If you produce a deadly and dangerous product that needs defending, then Steve Milloy is your man. His business card might as well read "science denier for hire." Apparently, Murray Energy is the latest polluter to make the call to book the Junkman's disinformation services.

Coal Baron Digs a Deeper Hole

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

Murray Energy Corp. -- the largest producer of underground coal in the country -- alleges that the EPA has illegally ignored the impact of Clean Air Act enforcement on jobs in the coal industry. Rhetoric aside, does Murray Energy have a legitimate beef with the EPA?

Blogger Asks Court: Dismiss Libel Case Over Article Linking Cuccinelli to Coal CEO Murray

David Halperin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
David Halperin

This morning, my co-counsel from the ACLU of Ohio and I filed a motion asking a federal court to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by Robert 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?

Coal Company Now Hiring -- After Blaming Obama For Layoffs

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.24.2013 | Business

The coal company that announced layoffs right after President Barack Obama's reelection now is hiring again, according to The New Republic. Murray ...

Coal Boss Changes His Mind About Obama Layoffs

The New Republic | Alec MacGillis | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business

In the middle of last summer, as the presidential race was heading into its home stretch, there was a flurry of news about layoffs at Ohio coal mines ...

"Coal Doesn't Kill. Coal Operators Kill."

Carl Pope | Posted 01.20.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

Problems afflicting the coal industry are the direct result of the historic attitudes of its operators -- not actually the resource itself, or the men, women and communities who produce and rely upon it.

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.