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Patriot Coal to stop
mountaintop removal mining

Associated Press, by Vicki Smith

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 11/15/2012 6:57:10 PM

Morgantown, W.Va. - Bankrupt Patriot Coal Corp. agreed Thursday to become the first U.S. coal operator to phase out and eventually stop all large-scale mountaintop removal mining in central Appalachia under an agreement reached with three environmental groups that sued over pollution from several West Virginia operations. St. Louis-based Patriot said the proposed agreement allows it to postpone as much as $27 million in expenses into 2014 and beyond, improving its liquidity and the likelihood it can successfully emerge from Chapter 11 protection as a viable business.

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The eco-terrorist ´´win´´ another battle to put more people out of work and dependent on government help. Yet, 0bama is touting our leadership in this field. He´s not lying, again, right?

BTW, Patriot Coal Corp. sounds like it is doing what Romney should have been hammering 0bama on about GM & using Chapter 11 protection instead of our tax money.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: chumley, 11/15/2012 7:05:29 PM     (No. 9017093)

In our area, all coal activity has ceased. No coal trucks. No coal trains. No coal miners. No coal money.
Thanks a lot, ecoStalin.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: killerbee, 11/15/2012 7:21:15 PM     (No. 9017124)

Obama vowed to kill coal. He´s succeeded. Of course, he isn´t allowing anything that truly works to take its place so this ought to be interesting.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dvc, 11/15/2012 8:39:36 PM     (No. 9017230)

The war on American energy sources - coal, oil and gas, continues. These evil b******s
INTEND to destroy the economy.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: curious1, 11/15/2012 8:58:35 PM     (No. 9017256)

Since the UAW and the SEIU can be so ruthless, why aren´t these coal mining unions taking out these ´environmental groups´? Are the watermelons tougher than the miners?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Salt5792, 11/15/2012 9:35:55 PM     (No. 9017293)

Shouldn´t negotiate with terrorists.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: god of irony, 11/15/2012 10:59:20 PM     (No. 9017427)

And the poor get poorer.

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