Low-cost energy and job creation are two important facets of the American economy, and coal mining contributes significantly to both. Robert Murray, President and CEO of Murray Energy, appears on Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® to discuss the past, present and future of the coal industry and how his company is shaping the communities it serves in a multitude of ways.

Murray Energy employs nearly 7,000 people across two countries including six U.S. states. The company’s 15 active mines generate a total of around 76 million tons of coal annually, helping residents in its network enjoy a steady supply of electricity that flows regardless of weather and can handle usage fluctuations far better than coal-free alternatives. Murray Energy also focuses heavily on worker safety; employees at every mine undergo emergency preparedness and fire prevention programs to ensure optimal quality of life as they work to provide Americans with the reliable, low-cost electricity they need.