In May, the National Mining Association (NMNA) announced that it had received a $5.6 million settlement from Virginia Coal for an alleged $4.9 million price gouging scheme in the Virginia coal industry.

The $5 million award is the largest award of its kind in the country, and the first to go to a state coal mine.

The NMA has not yet been compensated, but it has said that it is pursuing a claim with the US Justice Department.

The deal, which is currently under review, relates to a case brought by Virginia Coal against the state’s attorney general, Robert C. Ferguson.

In 2016, Virginia Coal paid $7.5 million to settle allegations that it manipulated coal price data in order to mislead investors about the quality of its product.

The company’s then-CEO, Mark Schmitt, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of misappropriating government funds and was sentenced to probation.

The Justice Department said that Virginia Coal failed to disclose its illegal price manipulation in its quarterly report to investors.

The settlement also includes $1.2 million in fines.

The National Mining Alliance (NMA) said in a statement that the settlement is a win for the state, the state-owned coal companies, and Virginia’s coal miners.

“It demonstrates that the public has a voice when it comes to the future of coal mining in Virginia,” said NMA CEO Jim McGovern.

“The settlement provides an important first step toward ensuring that the industry that produced our state’s first coal boom of the last 100 years is safe and accountable.”

The settlement is one of the largest such awards ever in Virginia.

Earlier this month, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, who is expected to run for the White House in 2020, signed a law requiring the state to pay $5 billion to companies in the coal industry and to the state Treasury for unpaid debts owed to state employees and the state.

A Virginia House of Delegates panel in January recommended a bill that would require the state of Virginia to pay the money back to the miners and to compensate them for their losses.

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