Recent coal mine safety news

Web news: MSHA’s Joe Main urged to scrap ‘pattern of violations’ rule; mine safety lawyers say operators escaping tougher enforcement Congress intended (Coal Tattoo) Senators Question Massey Mine Safety, Alleged Culture of Intimidation (Solve Climate) Government...

Mine Safety Hearing

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images North America President of United Mine Workers Cecil Roberts (L) testifies as Jeffrey Harris (2nd L) of Farley, West Virginia, a former Massey coal miner, and Wes Addington (R), Deputy Director of Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center,...

EPA Review of Surface Coal Mining

It’s been a few weeks now since EPA issued its guidance on “Improving EPA Review of Appalachian Surface Coal Mining Operations.” Despite the fact that the guidance was effectively immediately after its April 1, 2010 release, there are still significant questions about...

Law Center wins reversal in 6th Circuit

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission “failed to follow or distinguish its own precedent and failed to articulate its reasoning” in ruling against coal miner Lawrence Pendley in his safety discrimination...