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Freedom Industries Officials Indicted in Spill Case

Freedom Industries and six of its former officials have been charged with several federal crimes stemming from the chemical spill in January in Charleston, West Virginia, that polluted a stream and impacted the drinking water supply for hundreds of thousands of residents.

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Blankenship Seeking Trial Delay, Move

Embattled former Massey Energy executive Don Blankenship is reportedly asking for a one-year delay in his federal felony case as well as a move of the trial’s venue, arguing that he will not get a fair trial.

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ArcelorMittal Furloughs 58 in West Virginia

Miner and steelmaker ArcelorMittal has reportedly opted to lay off 58 workers from three of its operations in southern West Virginia.

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PacifiCorp Closing Deer Creek Mine

After 18 unsuccessful months of attempting to sell the Utah underground mine, PacifiCorp announced December 15 that the Deer Creek operation will close by mid-2015 and 182 workers will lose their jobs.

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