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The Virginia Supreme Court has revived a legal battle between coal companies that has been fought over the last 15 years in courts in Virginia and West Virginia.
A former superintendent at West Virginia's Upper Big Branch mine where 29 miners died in a 2010 explosion was sentenced to nearly two years in prison Thursday on a federal conspiracy charge.
A former superintendent at West Virginia's Upper Big Branch mine wants a judge to sentence him to home confinement or at least reduce his prison time when he pleads to a federal conspiracy charge next week.
An Alpha Natural Resources executive says the Virginia coal company still believes its $7 billion purchase of troubled Massey Energy last year was the right deal to do.