From Charles Scott Howard: The Miner Who Took On Big Coal, by Dave Jamieson: A career coal miner, Howard was headed to the posh hotel to testify at a public hearing held by the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), a regulatory arm of the U.S. Department of Labor. Howard bore a reputation throughout much of Kentucky coal country as a stubborn and fearless whistleblower, and just about any miner in the area who...

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As a result of work done by ACLC and other environmental groups, in hearings beginning August 31st in Franklin County Circuit Court, Kentucky’s commissioner of Environmental Protection R. Bruce Scott was required to testify regarding the Cabinet’s procedures in assessing violations and fines. From the Courier Journal, State tries to explain deal on fines in coal pollution trial: Kentucky environmental regulators on...

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