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This Democratic Candidate's Coal Companies Just Agreed to a $6 Million EPA Settlement

After a five-year investigation, the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday announced a nearly $6 million settlement with Southern Coal Corporation and 26 affiliated companies over pollution allegations. The settlement isn't a particularly expensive one by industry standards, but it could have an outsized political impact. That's because Southern Coal is owned by Jim Justice, a billionaire Democrat who is currently running for governor of West Virginia.
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