DOJ sues son of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and his coal empire over millions in unpaid fines

Posted on AllSides May 31st, 2023
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The Department of Justice on Wednesday accused the son of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and 13 coal companies the younger Justice owns or operates of failing to pay millions of dollars in penalties for environmental violations. Jay Justice, the governor's son, and those companies under his control have been cited for over 130 violations and owe more than $5 million in civil penalties, among other unpaid fees, the DOJ alleged in a civil complaint. "Our environmental laws serve to protect communities against adverse effects of industrial activities including surface...

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