October 29, 2013

Manchin Statement on Consol Energy Announcement to Sell Five Coal Mines to Murray Energy

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement on CONSOL Energy’s announcement to sell five West Virginia coal mines to Murray Energy Corporation. The five mines affected are Blacksville No. 2., Loveridge, McElroy, Robinson Run and Shoemaker.

“Throughout the many years that I’ve worked with CONSOL Energy, they have always been an industry leader in mine safety as well as a community-minded company that has continued to reach out to our hardworking miners and their families. I have looked to CONSOL to set the gold corporate standard in mining conditions, and I can only hope that Murray Energy will follow in CONSOL’s footsteps to put our miners first. I look forward to meeting this week with Murray Energy’s leaders to further discuss this transition.”