James Marshall

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COAL

Murray Energy on verge of liquidation

Bankrupt coal giant Murray Energy Corp. asked a federal court Monday to allow it to stop making health care payments to retirees to prevent the company from liquidating.

SUSTAINABILITY

Pandemic delays plastic bag bans

Scrutiny of plastic pollution in the oceans was growing in Congress. Plastic shopping bag bans were going into effect in states across the country. The plastics industry was playing defense against environmental groups that were highlighting the use of fossil fuels in plastic production.