November 3, 2010 The Labor Department is asking a federal judge to close a Kentucky coal mine to protect the lives of some 130 miners who work there. Freedom Mine No. 1, owned by Massey Energy, has been cited for safety violations more than 700 times this year.
October 27, 2010 Massey Energy "has a totally clear conscience" about the explosion at Massey's Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia that killed 29 mine workers in April, CEO Don Blankenship told coal industry analysts Wednesday. The company is now
October 26, 2010 Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship has a "golden parachute" worth $10 million if the sale of the company leaves him without a job. The company is set to report third-quarter results, amid rampant Wall Street rumors that Massey is up for sale.
September 3, 2010 'The Washington Post' reports the Obama administration is considering a package of tax breaks aimed at encouraging businesses to add workers — and to combat GOP charges that the Democrats are anti-business.
August 26, 2010 Federal regulators vowed to crack down on mine operators who warn miners of inspectors' arrival.
August 25, 2010 Massey Energy agreed to settlements with four families of dead miners as a criminal probe continued.