Blackjewel Coal Moves To Liquidate, Leaving Millions Unpaid To Workers And Regulators

The convoluted bankruptcy of coal company Blackjewel has hit another turn of events as the company’s former CEO moved to liquidate the company. A federal judge granted a motion last week to convert the bankruptcy from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7.

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“No Pay, We Stay.” A Look Back At Miners’ Protest That Rocked Appalachia

When Blackjewel went bankrupt, it left hundreds of coal miners in four states without weeks worth of pay. So for 59 days, coal miners and their loved ones blockaded this railroad track to prevent $1.4 million worth of coal from leaving.

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