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Calls to get tough on mine safety

The Obama administration is challenging coal companies to either change their tactics and voluntarily improve safety or face the harsh sanctions. Already, this is proving difficult.

 
 

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As coal trucks lumber past, Ken Hechler, 96, with friend Larry Gibson, shows a visitor a mountaintop that has been prepared to be leveled near Kayford, W.Va. Hechler has pushed for coal industry accountability since his days as a Democratic congressman. He was one of the architects of mine safety legislation in the late 1960s.


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New push to strengthen mine safety faces resistance based on longtime strategies
Article | With memories of the nation's worst coal mining accident in decades still fresh - 29 miners died at the Upper Big Branch site in West Virginia in April - the Obama administration is challenging coal companies to either change their tactics and voluntarily improve safety or face the harshest sanctions the government can impose.

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