Go Ahead – Drink This Water!

Once again… within a few short weeks of the last one, the lack of safety surrounding coal production has caused a second puking of life destroying chemicals into the streams of West Virginia.

This Is What It Looks Like

Credit Foo Conner/ @ iwasaround

Looks pretty bad.

Last year the President and CEO of Patriot Coal Corp., Bennett Hadfield, earned a total of almost $3 MILLION in compensation!

Actually:

Information filed according to proxy statements for the 2012 fiscal year provided this compensation information for Patriot’s executives.

Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at PATRIOT COAL CORP, Irl F. Engelhardt made $716,015 in total compensation.

Senior Vice President-Global Strategy & Corporate Development at PATRIOT COAL CORP, Charles A. Ebetino Jr. made $1,782,791 in total compensation.

Former Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer and Former Senior Vice President of Financial Planning at PATRIOT COAL CORP, Mark N. Schroeder made $1,366,655 in total compensation.

Senior Vice President – Law & Administration & General Counsel at PATRIOT COAL CORP, Joseph W. Bean made $876,632 in total compensation.

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at PATRIOT COAL CORP, Richard M. Whiting made $3,211,029 in total compensation.

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at PATRIOT COAL CORP, John E. Lushefski  made $345,354 in total compensation.

Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer at PATRIOT COAL CORP, Robert W. Bennett  made $1,337,638 in total compensation.

A total compensation for all these executives of almost $12.6 Million… do you think they can like, maybe, afford to clean up West Virginia’s streams??? Maybe? Ahhh… why would I think they gave a damn?