Murray Energy Says It’s All About Jobs

The CEO of Murray Energy, which is suing the Environmental Protection Agency, wants you to know that it’s all about jobs; not his profits.

“The Administrator has continued to administer and enforce the Clean Air Act in a manner that is causing coal mines to close, costing hard-working Americans their jobs, and shifting employment away from areas rich in coal resources to areas with energy resources preferred by the Agency,” Murray writes of EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, the defendant in the case.

If you know anything about Murray Energy, you would know that this almost certainly bullshit.

It’s well documented that Murray does not care about their employees. It was Murray Energy, as you may recall, that forced their employees to lose a day’s worth of pay and appear in an ad for former presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012.

Remember this?


You may also recall this.

Murray Energy fired over 150 employees after President Obama was reelected saying “the takers outvoted the producers.”

The takers outvoted the producers. In response to this, I have turned to my Bible and in II Peter, Chapter 1, verses 4-9 it says, “To faith we are to add goodness; to goodness, knowledge; to knowledge, self control; to self control, perseverance; to perseverance, godliness; to godliness, kindness; to brotherly kindness, love.”

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.

Murray punished his employees, who he forced to appear with Mitt Romney, because Romney lost the election.

At the time Murray Energy blamed the layoffs on the Obama administration and the “War on Coal,” just as they are today, but they rehired some of the employees months later.

There is no evidence that Murray Energy gives a damn about their employees.

Murray Energy donated over $1 million to GOP candidates in 2012. Couldn’t that money have gone toward preserving jobs instead?

  • Christopher Foxx

    Coal company Murray Energy filed a complaint Monday against the Environmental Protection Agency, claiming that the agency failed to evaluate how air pollution regulations affected jobs in the coal industry.

    As far as I know., the EPA is charged with protecting the environment, in looking at how things will affect the environment. Considering the effect on jobs isn’t part of what they’re charged with doing.

  • Christopher Foxx

    The Administrator has continued to administer and enforce the Clean Air Act in a manner that is [shifting jobs] to areas with energy resources preferred by the Agency

    Yes, the movement towards horseless carriages is really unfair to Murray’s buggy whip business.

    Meanwhile, Murray is also incensed that poor people continue to get propped up by gov’t subsidies. They should just work harder to make themselves successful.

  • Bob Rutledge

    My grandfather, my step-grandfather, and 4 of my 7 uncles (all this on my mom’s side of the family) died of complications due to being a coal miner — two in cave ins, and the rest lingering deaths from black lung — and I have not a doubt that every. single. one. of them, if alive today, would gleefully beat the living shit out of these Murray Energy bastards until said bastards were nothing but an oozing pile of coal ass sludge.

    Fuck those fuckers.