Massey Faces $1.9B Fine For Pollution

Law360, New York (May 14, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking more than $1.9 billion in fines from Massey Energy Co., alleging the company’s West Virginia and Kentucky coal mining operations polluted the drinking water of Central Appalachia.

The DOJ filed a lawsuit on Friday on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, accusing Massey and 27 of its subsidiaries of exceeding the pollution limits of the Clean Water Act.

The lawsuit said Massey violated the Act on more than 69,000 separate days between January 2000 and December 2006 and...
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