Lawmakers Unveil Major Mine Safety Overhaul

Law360, New York (June 30, 2010, 2:35 PM EDT) -- Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have released a discussion draft of legislation that attempts to substantially overhaul the regulation and enforcement of mine safety laws, in response to the deadly April blast that killed 29 workers at Massey Energy Co.'s Upper Big Branch mine.

The wide-ranging proposal — unveiled Tuesday by Sens. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa; Patty Murray, D-Wash.; and Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., and by Reps. George Miller, D-Calif.; Lynn Woolsey, D-Calif.; and Nick Rahall, D-W.Va. — aims to crack down on the...
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