"Consol Idling Two Mines, Blames Environmentalists"

"NEW YORK -- Coal miner Consol Energy Inc launched an attack on environmentalists on Tuesday, blaming ecological "activism" for forcing it to idle two mines in West Virginia that employ nearly 500 workers." Activists countered that the coal company's violations were egregious and that Consol should follow the law.

Reuters had the story December 9, 2009.

Source: Reuters, 12/09/2009