Bob Murray, coal baron and fierce critic of environmental regulations, dies at 80

Bob Murray, a coal magnate and Trump donor who has long been one of the staunchest critics of environmental regulations, has died.

Murray, who was 80, died on Sunday morning in his home in Ohio, his attorney told the West Virginia-based Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register.

His death comes less than a week after Murray stepped down as chairman of American Consolidated Natural Resources, the company that purchased nearly all of Murray Energy’s assets as the coal mining company emerged from bankruptcy in September. The company, Murray said in a statement then, “is the best positioned thermal and metallurgical coal company in the world to confront the current threats to reliable, low-cost,
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