Murray Energy Sues EPA Over Job Losses From Air Regs

By Jeff Sistrunk (March 24, 2014, 10:24 PM EDT) -- Coal giant Murray Energy Corp. sued the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday in West Virginia federal court, claiming the agency has been derelict in its duty to evaluate the potential for job losses traceable to its Clean Air Act regulation and enforcement efforts.

Murray and 11 of its subsidiaries allege in the suit that the EPA has waged a "war on coal" over the past five years by encouraging power providers to switch from coal to other fuels and shut down existing coal-fired facilities, while discouraging them from building new coal-fired facilities. All the while, the EPA...

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