When will big defenders of coal miners jobs start defending health and safety?


We continue to hear an awful lot about the Obama administration’s supposed “war on coal,” with op-eds coming out now and again by various local business boosters, repeating the same rhetoric over and over.

What I keep wondering is when are any of these big defenders of coal miners going to start defending coal miners’ health and safety, and not just their right to have a job that threatens to put them into an early grave. Once again this week, it took a congressman from California to stand up in the House chamber and call for passage of mine safety reform legislation, and to question whether Alpha Natural Resources is headed on such issues.

Read entire article by Ken Ward, JR. at Coal Tattoo

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