Massey Energy Co. CEO Don Blankenship speaks to reporters in Montcoal, W.Va., on April 6. A filing with the SEC states that Blankenship was paid $17.8 million last year. Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP hide caption

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An ambulance is seen at the Massey Energy Co.'s Upper Big Branch mine April 10 in Montcoal, W.Va., the site of the nation's deadliest coal mine disaster in decades. Bob Bird/AP hide caption

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