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IBT's Ken Hall: Where are 'Friends of Coal Miners'?

(Source: Gazette-Mail, February 23, 2013)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — I count myself as a friend of coal. Coal helps fuel our great state, pumping $26 billion into the economy each year and providing more than $3.2 billion in wages for West Virginia families.

Where are these so-called friends when it comes to the 22,500 active miners, retirees and their families who depend on Patriot Coal for their health care and pension benefits?

Patriot Coal is gaming the system to shed its obligations to these workers, retirees and their families. It's a brazen scam that working Americans know all too well these days.

Full story: Gazette-Mail

Monday, February 25, 2013

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