CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Massey Energy shareholders have
defeated a proposal asking the coal operator to disclose details of
its political contributions.
CEO Don Blankenship told shareholders at Massey's annual meeting
in Richmond, Virginia, today that they also rejected a proposal
seeking details of the company's response to pressure to reduce
carbon dioxide and other emissions.
The union-backed political measure sought detailed accountings
of Massey's contributions to campaigns and trade groups, among
Blankenship says the preliminary election results also show he
and two other incumbents were re-elected to Massey's board.
Massey is the nation's fourth-largest coal company by revenue
and has operations in West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia.