+ spent by Political Action Committees (PACs) of coal companies currently or recently in bankruptcy in state and federal campaigns this year, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission.
spent by the PACs of the largest three, Alpha Natural Resources, Arch Coal and Peabody Energy, into federal races. Those companies and another, Patriot Coal, put more than $165,000 into state races. Contributions from these PACs are heavily tilted toward Republicans.
spent by Peabody Energy’s PAC to support federal candidates. This includes $10,000 to the National Mining Association’s PAC and $6,000 to the Republican National Committee. St. Louis-based Peabody filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in April.
Spent by Alpha Natural Resources’ PAC to support federal candidates. The PAC also invested more than $100,000 in state candidates in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Alpha filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in August 2015 and exited in July.
spent by Arch Coal’s PAC to support federal candidates, including $30,000 to the National Republican Congressional Committee, $10,000 to the Republican National Committee and $10,000 to the National Mining Association’s PAC. St. Louis-based Arch filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January and exited earlier this month.