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Ex-convict coal magnate says to run for Senate

Nov 29 2017

CHARLESTON, W. Va. Don Blankenship, the former CEO of coal company Massey Energy who was recently released from jail after a sentence for violating mine safety laws, said on Wednesday he plans to run for U.S. Senate representing West Virginia.

U.S. repeal of carbon rule criticized in coal country

Nov 28 2017

CHARLESTON, W. Va. Health groups, environmentalists and a former coal miner criticized the Trump administration's proposal to dismantle an Obama-era rule to slash carbon emissions from power plants at a public hearing held in the heart of coal country on Tuesday.

U.S. EPA takes repeal of clean power plan to coal country

Nov 28 2017

CHARLESTON, W. Va., Nov 28 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hear testimony from coal miners, lobbyists, environmentalists and others on Tuesday at a public meeting in West Virginia on the EPA's proposal to dismantle an Obama-era plan to slash carbon emissions from power plants.

Former U.S. coal CEO gets year in prison for blast that killed 29

Apr 06 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. Former Massey Energy Chief Executive Don Blankenship was sentenced to a year in prison and fined $250,000 on Wednesday for his role in a 2010 West Virginia coal mine explosion that killed 29 workers. | Video

UPDATE 2-Former U.S. coal CEO gets prison time for blast that killed 29

Apr 06 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. Former Massey Energy Chief Executive Don Blankenship was sentenced to a year in prison and fined $250,000 on Wednesday for his role in a 2010 West Virginia coal mine explosion that killed 29 workers.

W. Va.'s "king of coal" gets prison time for deadly mine blast

Apr 06 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va., April 6 Former Massey Energy Chief Executive Don Blankenship was sentenced to a year in prison and fined $250,000 on Wednesday for his role in a 2010 coal mine explosion that killed 29 people.

Ex-prosecutor of 'King of Coal' to run for West Virginia governor

Jan 06 2016

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. The former U.S. attorney who gained the conviction of West Virginia's "King of Coal" over a deadly mine blast said on Wednesday he would run for governor as a Democrat.

Former Massey CEO found guilty of conspiracy in West Virginia mine blast

Dec 03 2015

CHARLESTON, W. Va. Former Massey Energy Chief Executive Don Blankenship was found guilty in federal court on Thursday of conspiring to violate safety standards at the Upper Big Branch mine, the site of a 2010 blast that killed 29 people.

Former Massey CEO found guilty of conspiracy in W. Virginia mine blast

Dec 03 2015

CHARLESTON, W. Va. Former Massey Energy Chief Executive Don Blankenship was found guilty in federal court on Thursday of conspiring to violate safety standards at the Upper Big Branch mine, the site of a 2010 blast that killed 29 people.

Jury in ex-Massey CEO mine blast trial still deadlocked

Dec 01 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. A federal jury said on Tuesday that it was deadlocked over a former Massey Energy chief executive charged in a mine blast that killed 29 people, but the judge told jurors to keep trying.

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