FILE PHOTO: In an Aug, 26, 2007 file photo, Robert Murray, center, chief executive of Murray Energy Corp., smiles while talking to Dave Canning, left, and Mike Glassom, right, two miners in charge of drilling bore holes into the Crandall Canyon M before a news conference northwest of Huntington, Utah.

‘I’m fighting for … my company’: Despite bankruptcy and illness, Bob Murray remains a loud voice for coal

His close ties to President Trump gave him a voice in helping shape the administration’s approach to a coal industry that nevertheless remains in decline — and Murray Energy appears to be the latest casualty.

By Jeff Brady/NPR