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Obama coal critic lays off 154

Published by Tim McNulty on .

Robert Murray, the Ohio coal company owner who (according to employees) forced them to attend a Romney rally in August read workers a post-election prayer on Wednesday. Then laid off 154 of them.

From the WashPost:

Robert E. Murray read a prayer to a group of company staff members on the day after the election, lamenting the direction of the country and asking: "Lord, please forgive me and anyone with me in Murray Energy Corp. for the decisions that we are now forced to make to preserve the very existence of any of the enterprises that you have helped us build."

On Wednesday, Murray also laid off 54 people at American Coal, one of his subsidiary companies, and 102 at Utah American Energy, blaming a "war on coal" by the administration of President Barack Obama."

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