FILE - In this July 22, 2010 photo, Chairman and chief executive officer of Massey Energy Company Don Blankenship speaks at the National Press Club in Washington. Blankenship announced Friday, Dec. 3,... more 
FILE - In this July 22, 2010 photo, Chairman and chief executive officer of Massey Energy Company Don Blankenship speaks at the National Press Club in Washington. Blankenship announced Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 that he will retire at the end of the month, finishing a nearly 30-year career that included big profits for the company but also fights with labor and federal regulators and a recent mine explosion that killed 29 people. The company's board of directors named current president Baxter F. Phillips Jr. as Blakenship's successor, effective Friday. Blankenship's retirement date is Dec. 31. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Jacquelyn Martin
Sat, Dec 4, 2010 4:47 AM EST