MSHA sends black lung rules to White House

August 22, 2013 by Ken Ward Jr.


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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