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2010-05-14 11:12:00

JULIAN, W.Va., May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) today announced that it has donated $120,000 to support engineering scholarships and academic development at Marshall University and West Virginia University. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) The donation, designed to enhance opportunities for engineering students in West Virginia, is the second of five installments that will provide $600,000 to the engineering programs...

2010-05-12 14:20:00

RICHMOND, Va., May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company's (NYSE: MEE) Chairman and CEO Don Blankenship released the following statement in response to news reports that MSHA has agreed to discuss a reversal of their practice requiring the coal industry to turn off dust scrubbers on continuous mining machines. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) "On May 5th I sent a letter to Joe Main, the Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety & Health...

2010-05-12 13:37:00

JULIAN, W.Va., May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) today announced that it expects to complete construction and restart operations at its Bandmill preparation plant in Logan County, WV earlier than previously anticipated. The plant, which was destroyed by fire on August 27, 2009, is now expected to resume processing coal in September 2010. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) Upon completion of the construction, the...

2010-05-11 16:12:00

RICHMOND, Va., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) announced today that it has received court approval to acquire approximately eight million tons of metallurgical coal reserves in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Depending on permitting requirements and mining methods, the mineable reserves could increase. Massey also gained court approval to acquire related mining rights and the rights for joint use of an associated dock facility on the Monongahela River....

2010-05-11 12:13:00

RICHMOND, Va., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company's (NYSE: MEE) Vice President and General Counsel Shane Harvey today sent a second request for information to Change to Win (CtW) Investment Group, asking that the organization immediately release information about their standing in shareholder matters. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) On May 6, 2010, Mr. Harvey wrote a letter formally requesting detailed information about CtW...

2010-05-11 08:27:00

RICHMOND, Va., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized re-initiating share repurchases under the existing share repurchase program authorized by the Board of Directors in 2005. In 2005 the Board authorized a $500 million share repurchase program, of which approximately $420 million remains available for repurchase. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) About Massey...

2010-05-10 14:03:00

RICHMOND, Va., May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) Chairman and CEO Don Blankenship today released a letter sent by certified mail on May 5th to Joe Main, the Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety & Health ("MSHA"). The letter requests that MSHA reverse the agency's practice of requiring the coal industry to turn off dust scrubbers on continuous mining machines. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) "We have urged you...

2010-05-10 12:01:00

RICHMOND, Va., May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) today announced that it will hold its 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 9 a.m. EDT at The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) All stockholders who owned Massey Energy common stock at the close of business on March 19, 2010, the record date fixed for the Annual Meeting, are entitled to vote. We encourage...

2010-05-06 16:29:00

JULIAN, W.Va., May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) released the following statement in response to MSHA's announcement that it will not hold full and public hearings into the April 5th mine explosion at Upper Big Branch Mine: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) "MSHA is choosing to repeat past mistakes of coal mine investigations by refusing due process and failing to build the public's confidence that the hearings will be...

2010-05-06 15:55:00

JULIAN, W.Va., May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) provided the following statement regarding reactivated surface mine operations in Logan and Mingo Counties, WV. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) These surface mine operations consist of approximately 4.4 million tons of steam coal and are expected to employ approximately 270 workers. These operations will primarily utilize existing equipment, requiring minimal capital...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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