Murray Energy Corp. has announced it will file suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to combat what the company terms the EPA's "illegal promulgation of senseless and destructive regulations, with absolutely no regard for their job and family destruction."
In a press release, the company said that the federal Clean Air Act "clearly requires the Obama EPA to consider job losses in its issuance of regulations, and it has never complied with the law."
As we near the mid-point of the Regular 60-day Legislative Session, the House of Delegates will likely be consumed this week with SB 373 -- legislation designed to prevent recurrence of the chemical leak that has polluted Charleston's water supplies.
Engrossed Senate Bill 373 was previously passed by the Senate and has been assigned to and will be worked by three separate Committees in the House of Delegates, i.e. Health, Judiciary, & Finance.
The 41st Annual West Virginia Coal Association Mining Symposium will be featured on this month’s episode of The Coal Seam television show. The Coal Seam is hosted by WVCA Senior Vice President Chris Hamilton and is shown on local public access channels across the state including Channel 17 on Suddenlink, as well as statewide on the Library Television Network.This month’s show features interviews with Murray Energy’s CEO and Founder Bob Murray as well as X-Coal’s CEO Ernie Thrasher, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor Joe Main and West Virginia Attorney General Pat Morrisey, as well as an inside look at the Symposium itself, which attracted hundreds of people across the three-day event – an event which has become one of the major events on the annual trade show circuit.
William E. “Bill” Chambers has joined the Steptoe & Johnson law firm as a Senior Environmental Consultant and will work from the Charleston office.
Matthew Brafford, son of Coal River Energy’s Dave Brafford and wife Debbie, has accepted University of Oklahoma offer to join their Track & Field team. Congratulations Matt!
Murray Energy Corp. with Michael Carey as its representative and Robert Murray as their alternate has joined the general membership of WVCA, along with New Trinity Coal Inc. with Steve Tweedy as it representative.
New Associate Members who have been approved for membership include Nalco, an Ecolab Company with Danny Bess as their representative and Norris Screen & Manufacturing, LLC with Tim Lilly, President and Danny Elliott, Director of Sales.
Welcome to all of the new members and we look forward to working with you in the coming months and years.