Meet Bob Murray, CEO of the largest private coal mining company in the country.
Naturally, he’s a Fox News favorite, routinely using the network to shed crocodile tears while claiming, "I’m concerned about my coal miners."
But the reality is that he sued the EPA over a coal dust regulation that would help save the lives of 1,500 coal miners every year. To put the severity of this health hazard into perspective, black lung disease has killed over 76,000 miners since 1968.
Then again, Murray is infamous for prioritizing politics and money over the welfare of his workers. The day after Obama defeated Romney in 2012, the coal CEO read a prayer to staff members, 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.”
The same day he laid off 156 employees, citing the Obama administration’s “war on coal” as his motivation.
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