Massey Energy, West Virginia Mine Owner, Draws Scorn on Wall Street

Massey Energy, owners of the West Virginia mine that exploded Monday, has drawn criticism for an array of safety violations and environmental issues over the years -- so much so that even some big Wall Street banks refuse to finance the Richmond, Va.-based company. Pressured by environmental groups and shareholder activists, Bank of America recently adopted a formal policy against financing coal mining companies that engage in mountaintop removal of coal, or strip mining. Massey is one of a...Full Story
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