Casey Asks Pa. Agency To Put Hold On Massey Mine

Law360, New York (May 12, 2010, 4:28 PM EDT) -- Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., has asked the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to put a hold on Massey Energy Co.'s mining permit application for a recently acquired site in the state pending the resolution of worker safety issues following a fatal explosion at a mine in West Virginia.

The move came in the wake of a bankruptcy court's approval for the sale of the Mon View Mining Co. Mathies Mine in Washington County, Pa., to Massey, Casey said Tuesday.

“While I am aware that Justice Jeffrey...
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