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National labor law enforcers have gotten a federal judge to prevent one of the region’s most prominent environmental groups from disbursing assets nearly two months after it announced it was shutting down operations.

The federal National Labor Relations Board had asked the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia to stop the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition from disposing of assets that it may need to pay $50,000 in back pay that it may owe in a case pending before the board.

Mike Tony covers energy and the environment. He can be reached at 304-348-1236 or Follow @Mike__Tony on Twitter.

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