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Coal CEO gets maximum jail time in connection with 29 miner deaths

A federal judge heeded the request of prosecutors and has sentenced former Massey Energy Company CEO Donald Blankenship to one year in prison for conspiring to violate federal mine safety standards. The deaths of 29 miners six years ago prompted prosecution of Blankenship.  [Read more…]

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Coal CEO convicted in 29 mine deaths, could spend year in prison

A West Virginia jury has convicted Donald Blankenship of one count in connection to the mine explosion at Upper Big Branch in 2010 that killed 29 miners. Now, Blankenship could go to prison. [Read more…]

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