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Once again, a Murray PR release becomes Saturday's top-of-the-front-page news

The headline tells us:

Mine Acquisitions Deemed Positive

Here's the lede for the story:

Murray Energy Corp. offset production declines at its Ohio coal mines last year by increasing yields at some of the West Virginia operations the firm acquired from Consol Energy for $3.5 billion approximately . . .

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December 28, 2015

"Destroying Affordable Electricity" (with December 13 update)

by the Intelligencer's most-trusted energy source of information

Today we were treated on the forum page to a long opinion piece on "Destroying Affordable Energy" by Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray. Murray uses lots and lots and lots of statistics with next-to-no indication of where they came from. The only evidence cited is a recent study from Energy Ventures Analysis which I previously noted . . .

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December 12, 2015

Reading the Sunday editorial on mine safety and the Blankenship verdict

Blaming the victims

Ever notice that when coal owners are at fault for safety violations, our local "newspapers" either ignore them, take the company line that it's really the union's fault (see Murray Energy suit against the UMWA), or editorialize that everyone is at fault. In this case, yesterday's editorial, . . .

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December 07, 2015

Reading the Tuesday morning Intelligencer

The Murray Energy decision and Wheeling Jesuit panels

Spinning the Mine Safety and Health Administration decision

Word from Murray Energy on how the local "newspapers" should handle an unfavorable court decision apparently took longer than expected. Today, six days after the decision was rendered, the Wheeling Intelligencer finally got around to covering the story. (I . . .

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November 24, 2015

Administrative law judge announces decision against Murray Energy

Are the Wheeling "newspapers" waiting for word from the company on how to spin a loss as a victory?

Two weeks ago I wrote about the suit brought by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) against Murray Energy for not allowing miners to file safety complaints anonymously and how our local "newspapers" covered the story. On Wednesday morning, an administrative law judge announced her decision. As reported by International . . .

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November 20, 2015

Keeping us semi-informed on coal issues

The Friday Intelligencer

Issues that were covered:

Murray vs. the EPA

The morning Intelligencer featured a ruling by a U.S. district judge that requires EPA administrator Gina McCarthy to give a deposition in a suit filed by Murray Energy. The Intelligencer devoted much more coverage to the decision than any other source that I could find -- . . .

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November 13, 2015

News from the war on coal miners

MSHA's suit against Murray Energy

This morning's Intelligencer reported on the suit brought by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) against Murray Energy. The first two paragraphs explain the suit:

The Mine Safety and Health Administration cited Murray Energy Corp. for 29 "significant safety . . .

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November 06, 2015

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