Rockefeller Urges Obama To Push For Mine Safety Rules

Law360, New York (August 6, 2013, 7:23 PM EDT) -- Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., on Tuesday urged President Obama to step in and help speed up the implementation of several pending regulations designed to protect both coal miners and other mine workers, saying further delays would unnecessarily risk the workers' safety.

According to Rockefeller’s letter to the president, he was “extremely disappointed” that the recently released Spring Unified Regulatory Agenda had indicated that three long-pending mining safety rules — two related to safety mechanisms for underground mining machines and another designed to cut down on coal...
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