Congress, White House Plan Mine Safety Crackdown

Law360, New York (April 15, 2010, 3:14 PM EDT) -- The recent deadly blast at a Massey Energy Co.-operated mine has spurred sweeping action to address safety deficiencies at coal mines across the U.S., with federal lawmakers pledging to come down hard on companies that have shirked their responsibilities to keep workers safe.

Following a meeting with Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and Mine Safety and Health Administration head Joe Main, President Barack Obama on Thursday promised to hold accountable any party found to bear responsibility for the tragic April 5 accident that left 29 workers dead,...
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