Judge says he will find in favor of regulators against Pike coal mine

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports a federal judge on Friday indicated that he would not dismiss federal safety regulators’ unprecedented court action to close a Pike County mine operated by subsidiaries of Massey Energy.

Acknowledging “uncharted waters,” U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar did not rule but said he intended to find in favor of the Department of Labor in Freedom Energy and Sidney Coal Co.’s motion to dismiss the case brought last month. A trial on regulators’ motion for a preliminary injunction to close the mine is scheduled to start Jan. 4

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By |2010-12-18T03:05:46+00:00December 18th, 2010|