If you think government should simply "get off the back of business," read the first report out on the UBB mine disaster.
The first report out, by an independent body commissioned by former Gov. Manchin, “focused most of (its) criticism on Richmond, Va.-based Massey, but also said state and federal regulators are to blame for not conducting adequate inspections or taking tougher enforcement actions to clean up the Upper Big Branch operation.” The report said that “a company that was a towering presence in the Appalachian coalfields operated its mine in a profoundly reckless manner, and 29 miners paid with their lives for the corporate risk-taking." ww w.wvgazette.co m/News/201105191296?page=1 and, as usual, a new safety bill “was defeated in the House last year as an anti-government mood swept the country and an industry lobbying campaign targeted swing-district members.” ww w.latimes.co m/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-coal-mine-safety-20110508,0,1300434,full.story When will we ever learn?
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