Friday, February 10, 2006

Just A Quick Roundup Today

"The federal government levied a larger fine — $550,000 — for the 2004 Super Bowl showing of Janet Jackson's breast than it did for the 2001 deaths of 13 miners in one of the deadliest mine disasters in a quarter-century,"
USA Today/Gannett reports.

Kentucky's House has following West Virginia's suit by passing a bill to strengthen mine safety by requiring more SCSRs underground, quicker accident reporting and more inspections, the Courier-Journal reported. The bill now goes to the state Senate.

West Virginia has passed another law, requiring that the new director of mine safety have 5 years of mining education/experience (Charleston Daily Mail).

And the minority staff of the U.S. House Education and Workforce Committee this week released a report that rips MSHA enforcement.

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