Fighting for Justice in the Coalfields

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 Ordered Massey Mine Shut 61 Times Since January 2009 (Business Week)

‘Computer programming error’ kept Massey mine off enforcement list (The Charleston Gazette)

Like a Chicken With Its Head Cut Off (The Power Line)

MSHA made deal to help Massey file more appeals (Coal Tattoo)

Radio interviews/news:

MSHA releases preliminary report on the cause of Upper Big Branch (West Virginia Public Broadcasting

All Sides with Ann Fischer


After the burials (The Courier-Journal)

Our own worst enemy (Lexington Herald-Leader)

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