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  • Judge OKs sale of 3 James River Coal mines

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of three James River Coal Co. mining complexes to a subsidiary of Kentucky-based Blackhawk Mining LLC. The sale includes the Hampden complex in West Virginia, including the assets of Logan & Kanawha Coal Co. LLC; the Hazard complex in Kentucky, excluding the assets of…

  • Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

    DINA CAPPIELLO Associated Press NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily. The ship soon sets sail for South America, its 80,000 tons of coal destined for power plants and factories, an export…

  • Virginia man sentenced to 1 year for coal fraud

    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A southwestern Virginia man has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison after pleading guilty in a coal fraud scheme targeting Eastman Chemical Co. in Kingsport. Dale Edward Stanley of Clintwood, Virginia, admitted that his company, Mountain Energy Resources, bribed an employee of a coal testing service to…