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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 at...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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").

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.

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

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.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.