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Last coal baron makes his stand as mines vanish around him

Robert Murray is trying to beat US regulations, which he says are strangling his industry

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Mr Murray is no big fan of the recent Paris climate agreement, dismissing it as "a meaningless fraud that will have no effect on carbon dioxide emissions".

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AT 75, Robert Murray may be the last of the old-time coal barons. He's not about to go quietly.

At a time when the US coal industry is beset on all sides - by environmentalists, by regulators, by the economics of shale gas - Mr Murray has positioned himself as King Coal'

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