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Blankenship Conviction Causes Concern for Coal and Other Dangerous Industries

Blankenship Conviction Causes Concern for Coal and Other Dangerous Industries

The United States Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from a convicted coal baron Don Blankenship, who served a year in prison for violating mine safety standards. Coal groups had expressed their concerns over zealous prosecutions for unforeseen workplace disasters.

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Coal Giant Files for Bankruptcy

One of the largest coal suppliers in the US, Alpha Natural Resources, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday just hours before the EPA announced its final version of the Clean Power Plan, which sets strict carbon emission limits for coal-fired power plants. Alpha Natural Resources says the bankruptcy … Read more »