MSHA sends black lung rules to White House

August 22, 2013 by Ken Ward Jr.

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There’s finally some action today by the Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration regarding its long-delayed rules aimed at ending black lung disease.

This notice on the Office of Management and Budget website indicates that MSHA sent its version of a final rule over to the White House yesterday … Now the question is how long will it take OMB — which is now run by West Virginia native Syliva Mathews Burwell — to move on this important rule?

Recall that MSHA first proposed this rule way back in October 2010. More recently, U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., has been pressing the administration to act.

One Response to “MSHA sends black lung rules to White House”

  1. Ed Margerum says:

    The government needs to take quick and effective action. A miner’s health is a matter of public safety. The government too often acts too slowly and doesn’t do enough.

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