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Feds find 42 violations at Justice family mine 

BY: - August 3, 2023

Federal officials found 42 health and safety violations at a Logan County mine operated by the family of Gov. Jim Justice.  The U.S. Department of Labor announced Tuesday the Mine Safety and Health Administration found the violations during an impact inspection at Kentucky Fuel Corp.’s WV-3 surface mine in Logan County.  According to the West […]

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Attorneys file new agreement to collect safety fines from Justice companies

BY: - July 14, 2023

Following five consecutive months of not paying, attorneys for coal companies owned by Gov. Jim Justice and his family entered a filing in federal court this week once again agreeing to pay up on past-due penalties for mine safety violations. The fines total $4,776,370 and are from mine safety violations cited between 2014 and 2019. […]