Alpha-Massey Merger Approved by Shareholders

Shareholders have approved an $8.5 billion merger between Massey Energy and Alpha Natural Resources. Alpha’s acquisition of Massey will make it the second-largest holder of coal reserves in America. We reported yesterday on some shareholder concerns about Alpha’s plans to retain several Massey executives who were in oversight positions during the April 2010 explosion at […]

Wednesday Vote Scheduled on Massey-Alpha Coal Merger

Shareholders of Massey Energy and Alpha Natural Resources will vote Wednesday on a proposed merger.  If approved, the deal would make Alpha the world’s third largest producer of metallurgical coal. The company has said it intends to retain five Massey executives, all of whom were in leadership positions during the Upper Big Branch explosion last year […]

14 Arrested at W. VA Mountaintop Removal Site

Activists chained themselves to a bulldozer and excavator at Massey Energy’s Coal River Mountain site this morning. They want Massey to stop plans to blast the mountain for coal and make the site into a wind farm instead. The protestors are worried that blasting could compromise a nearby coal sludge impoundment dam. From the Ohio […]