Massey Coal is merging with Alpha Natural Resources. There are so many lawsuits against them for damage done to the environment and deaths of coal miners that they will go the way of all coal companies.
They are selling out. The people of West Virginia and the taxpayers of the United States will be forced to clean up their messes at taxpayer expense which is what happens with all coal companies.
They get millions in tax breaks to do business in WV and then they spend years destroying the environment and working miners in unsafe conditions and then they leave once the financial liabilities get too great and take billions in profits with them.