NEW YORK (AP) â¿¿ L&L Energy Inc. said Tuesday that Norman Mineta, a former cabinet official in the Bush and Clinton administrations, will join its board of directors.

Mineta, who served as Transportation Secretary and Commerce Secretary, is currently a vice chairman at Hill & Knowlton, a public relations firm.

L&L, which has headquarters in Seattle, operates coal mines and other facilities related to coal production in China.
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