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Murray Energy: politics and $$$

Catching up on the 2014 election -- oops, they somehow missed $35,000

Cleveland.com reported last week that:

Murray Energy Corp.'s PAC acknowledged it failed to publicly disclose $35,000 it gave in 2013 to a political fund controlled by John Boehner, then the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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February 07, 2016

Morrisey watch 14

So what if the state loses (yet again) -- AG Morrisey has a November election to think about?

Despite a long losing streak in judicial suits involving the Clean Power Plan, WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and 24 other state attorney generals are trying an even more unlikely-to-win tactic -- going directly to the Supreme Court. As The Hill reported on Wednesday:

The state attorneys general leading the court fight . . .

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February 07, 2016

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

The Intelligencer and government PR

Criticizing the EPA

This morning's lead editorial, "EPA Spends Big to Improve Image," based upon info from Fox News and the Washington Free Beacon, appears to be blaming the EPA for wasting money. I'm not sure, however.

A couple of reactions:

  1. The editorial says that the EPA is breaking the . . .

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October 30, 2015

Friday's appeals court decision on EPA/waters of United States decision

The Intelligencer gives us its usual "fair and balanced" front-page coverage plus a predictable editorial

A one-sided, front page story on the appeals court's decision

Yes, on Saturday the Intelligencer reported that the "Court Puts ‘Waters Of U.S.’ Definition on Hold." Rather than printing the more-balanced AP report on the decision, Ian Hicks wrote a clearly biased account that featured four supporters of the decision . . .

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October 12, 2015

As predicted, the court throws out AG's suit against the EPA

Publicity is good for Morissey's gubernatorial run, however

On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit tossed out the lawsuit brought by 15 coal states led by WV's AG Patrick Morissey and Murray Energy against the EPA's Clean Power Plan:

The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia threw out a lawsuit that challenged the Environmental Protection Agency’s . . .

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June 11, 2015

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