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Blankenship back in the coal business?

ABC News has this interesting report tonight:

There are new indications that Blankenship may be attempting a return to the industry that helped him build a massive personal fortune, but also tarnished his image as the man at the helm during the deadliest American mining disaster in decades …

… Kentucky state incorporation records show that scarcely a month after Blankenship agreed to step down as CEO of Massey Energy, he signed papers identifying him as the president of a newly-named company, McCoy Coal Group Inc. McCoy is the family name of Blankenship’s mother.

The status of McCoy Coal and Blankenship’s role with the firm remain unclear — calls to the company’s lawyer and to Blankenship’s attorney have not been returned.

The corporate records in question are online here.