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2011-06-08 11:19:00

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of a new independent report on the Upper Big Branch mine disaster in West Virginia that killed 29 coal miners on April 5, 2010, two public interest organizations have asked Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden to investigate Massey Energy Company and initiate an action to revoke its corporate charter.

2011-06-03 14:55:00

ABINGDON, Va., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR) today confirmed its understanding that the former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Massey Energy Company, Admiral Bobby R.

2011-06-01 12:26:00

ABINGDON, Va., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR) announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Massey Energy Company, creating a premier coal company in the United States and a global leader in metallurgical coal supply.

2011-06-01 09:22:00

ABINGDON, Va. and RICHMOND, Va., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.

2011-05-26 15:26:00

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the CtW Investment Group sent the following letter to the board of the Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR) board calling for urgent action - including the rescinding of employment agreements with Massey Energy (NYSE: MEE) executives - in response to the findings of the West Virginia Governor's Independent Investigation Panel on the causes of the Upper Big Branch mining disaster.

2011-05-25 09:33:00

Emmylou Harris, Naomi Judd and Kathy Mattea Raise Awareness for March on Blair Mountain and the June 3 Theatrical Release of The Last Mountain Film WASHINGTON, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emmylou Harris, Naomi Judd, and Kathy Mattea are lending their voices to a growing chorus of citizens across the country determined to stop "mountaintop removal" (MTR), a devastating strip mining practice which destroys entire landscapes to uncover coal deposits in the Appalachian Mountains of...

2011-05-19 11:37:00

JULIAN, W.Va., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) today released the following statement regarding the release of Davitt McAteer's report on the Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine explosion: "We have just received Davitt McAteer's report and are carefully reviewing it.

2011-04-20 08:40:00

RICHMOND, Va., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) will announce its first quarter 2011 financial results after the market closes on May 2, 2011.

2011-04-04 11:49:00

JULIAN, W.Va., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) today released the following statement in remembrance of the coal miners who died or were injured in the April 5, 2010, Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine explosion in Montcoal, WV: "As the one-year anniversary of the Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine explosion approaches, Massey Energy continues to extend our sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathies to those families and communities who lost loved ones in this tragic...

2011-03-10 16:17:00

JULIAN, W.Va., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) today announced that its Edwight Mining Company subsidiary won the Company's prestigious Bradbury Safety Award and that Sidney Coal Company won the company's coveted Green Miner Environmental Award for 2010.