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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

That's odd -- it's a Murray Energy story but I didn't see it in the local "newspapers" (updated 10/21)

Murray Energy to pay $5000 fine for election violations

From Cleveland.com:

WASHINGTON, D. C. - Ohio-based Murray Energy has agreed to pay the Federal Election Commission a $5,000 penalty for failing to put disclosures on anti-Obama signs it distributed to employees before the 2012 election to show the signs were paid for by the company.

According to the election commission, . . .

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October 19, 2015

"Information Access Critical"

It's too bad we don't get any from our local "newspapers"

According to the morning editorial, "Information Action Critical," the Intelligencer is fighting the good fight over access to information:

Many newspaper journalists will have no trouble believing allegations Murray Energy Corp. is making in a lawsuit against the federal government. Much the same thing - and worse - . . .

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October 06, 2015

A loss is actually a win

The Intelligencer spins another one for Murray Energy

I was originally going to call this Update 2 and add it to the previous post on Murray Energy's control over the news flow in the Ohio Valley. The more research that I did, however, the more that I was bothered by the Intelligencer's willingness to print what looks like a PR release without first checking its accuracy and so I decided . . .

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September 12, 2015

Maybe Murray Energy does own the local "newspapers"

updated September 11

When I began this blog, I joked and then later semi-joked that the real owner of the local newspapers is Murray Energy. The near-constant coverage of even the most mundane company matters, the PR releases posing as news stories, and of course, the frequent verbatim musings from corporate president Robert Murray that go unchallenged regularly . . .

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September 10, 2015

Murray Energy's Columbian coal purchase - some additional information

Worker's rights?

Here is Casey Junkins take on Murray Energy's purchase of a Columbian coal company from Goldman Sachs in this morning's Intelligencer:

Even though the coal will be mined in South America, a West Virginia Coal Association official believes Murray Energy Corp.'s purchase of Colombia Natural Resources will benefit local . . .

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August 17, 2015

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