At the top of this morning's front page is the story:
Judge: EPA Must Identify Coal Job Losses
by energy propagandist and sometimes reporter, Casey Junkins. As he did two months ago, Junkins has rewritten a Murray Energy press release and local Ogden newspapers then call it news.
As with the November article, this one:
quotes the judge in the case. If you google his words, nothing comes up except for the three Ogden "newspapers" that feature Junkins' story. If the judge's words are not on the Web, how did Junkins get his opinion? Obviously, from Murray Energy.
covers something that no other news source deemed important. Beyond the three Ogden papers, there are no web pages that covered the judge's decision and it doesn't even get a mention in Coal Age which is the publication of record for the coal industry.
once again relates the terrible toll (obviously from Murray's perspective) that the Obama administration and EPA have had on the coal industry.
Evening update -- an apology to Junkins and the Intelligencer
At least some of my analysis was premature: John Raby at the Associated Press picked up the story earlier this evening:
In EPA rebuke, judge orders quick evaluation on coal jobs
Raby's article elaborates more on the judge's ruling and only briefly mentions Murray Energy.