Poor multimillionaire CEO


If they hadn’t insisted on lying to themselves for so long, they could have seen that cutting back on dirty coal was inevitable no matter what. But you know how the 1% is:

For the chairman and chief executive of Murray Energy, an Ohio-based coal company, the reelection of President Obama was no cause for celebration. It was a time for prayer – and layoffs.


Robert E. Murray read a prayer to a group of company staff members on the day after the election, lamenting the direction of the country and asking: “Lord, please forgive me and anyone with me in Murray Energy Corp. for the decisions that we are now forced to make to preserve the very existence of any of the enterprises that you have helped us build.”


On Wednesday, Murray also laid off 54 people at American Coal, one of his subsidiary companies, and 102 at Utah American Energy, blaming a “war on coal” by the administration of President Barack Obama.”


Murray Energy is the country’s largest privately owned coal mining company, with about 3,000 employees producing about 30 million tons of bituminous coal a year, according to its Web site.


The company was the subject of an article in the New Republic that said the company had forced miners to attend a Romney campaign speech in southeastern Ohio in August. Murray denied the account. The New Republic also reported that Murray Energy employees have given more than $1.4 million to Republican candidates for federal office since 2007.


Murray has also been a target of environmentalists. Notably, the company has spilled coal slurry into a creek on seven different occasions.

3 Responses to Poor multimillionaire CEO

  1. lless November 9, 2012 at 6:58 pm #

    The government can and should employ more people than Murray in cleaning up the enviromental disaster that is its mining operations. They are well on the way down the road to walking away from their detritus.

  2. imhotep November 9, 2012 at 7:10 pm #

    CIA’s Petraeus is out speaking of liars. Turns out he was boinking Paula Broadwell and allowing her to read his encryptd messages. Good riddance you lousy warmonger. That’s one down and two to go. Once Clinton and Panetta leave all of the Zionists will be gone. Let’s hope that Obama replaces these losers with actual human beings who care about their fellow man/woman more than they care about killing the “bad guys” with drones.

  3. Tom November 10, 2012 at 8:34 am #

    Don’t count on it imhotep, we’ve seen 4 years of this Republican president (or DINO) and his idea of “compromise” (giving away the store and calling it victory), his nonexistent environmental policy, and now that he’s the assassinator in chief, i don’t put anything past him.

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