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Staff of the Federal Trade Commission, along with the co-plaintiff states, today filed an emergency motion seeking an injunction pending appeal of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia’s August 13 order denying the FTC’s request for a preliminary injunction to bar Arch Coal, Inc.’s acquisition of Triton Coal Company, LLC.

The emergency motion was filed under seal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and a redacted public version is now available on the FTC’s Web site as a link to this press release. The motion also requests that the court expedite the appeal in this matter.

The FTC’s Bureau of Competition seeks to prevent business practices that restrain competition. The Bureau carries out its mission by investigating alleged law violations and, when appropriate, recommending that the Commission take formal enforcement action. To notify the Bureau concerning particular business practices, call or write the Office of Policy and Evaluation, Room 394, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W., Washington, DC 20580, Electronic Mail:; Telephone (202) 326-3300. For more information on the laws that the Bureau enforces, the Commission has published “Promoting Competition, Protecting Consumers: A Plain English Guide to Antitrust Laws,” which can be accessed at

(FTC File No.: 031-0191; Civ. No. 1:04CV00534 (JDB))

Contact Information

Media Contact:
Mitchell J. Katz,
Office of Public Affairs
Staff Contact:
John F. Daly,
Bureau of Competition