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This coal baron is running for governor of West Virginia — and he owes millions in mine safety penalties.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Justice also isn't convinced that climate change is happening.
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This Democratic coal baron wants to be the next governor of West Virginia

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Grist

Jim Justice, owner of the largest privately held coal company east of the Mississippi, certainly won't be joining the so-called "war on coal."

Jim Justice Running For Governor Of West Virginia

News : Huffington Post

Jim Justice, a billionaire coal executive and owner of The Greenbrier resort, officially entered the West Virginia gubernatorial race on Monday. Justice, a Democrat who has never held political office, announced his campaign during ...

Billionaire coal exec running for West Virginia governor owes millions in back taxes

News : The Raw Story

A billionaire coal executive, who recently left the Republican party to run for West Virginia’s governorship, owes close to $4 million in back taxes, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports. Jim Justice, who controls multiple coal compa...

Mine Owner, Delinquent On Safety Fines, Announces Run For West Virginia Governor

News : The Two-Way

More than $2 million in penalties against Jim Justice's mines had not been paid as of March. The mines involved had an injury rate that was double the average rate for coal mines.

West Virginia Democrats Just Nominated A Climate Denying Coal Baron Billionaire For Governor

Issues & Causes / Climate Change : Climate Progress

He told West Virginians that he will make sure the state “mines more coal … than has ever been mined before.” The post West Virginia Democrats Just Nominated A Climate Denying Coal Baron Billionaire For Governor appeared first on Th...

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