Mine Safety

Legislative Changes May Improve the Black Lung Benefits Program

Potential legislation would give coal miners greater access to medical evidence and legal counsel.

Achieving Procedural Fairness in Black Lung Benefits Hearings

Black lung disease is increasing, but fewer miners can successfully claim benefits.

MSHA Seeks More Comments on Proposed Coal Miner Health Rule

Proposed standards attempt to reduce black lung disease risk.

Proposed MSHA Regulation Seeks to Strengthen Pattern of Violation Provisions

Mine safety regulator proposes criteria for improving worker protection.

Elena Kagan and the Regulatory State

Elena Kagan’s appointment underscores an important shift in American law toward legislation and regulatory law.

Is the Mine Safety and Health Administration Up to the Task?

Funding shortfalls may inhibit efforts at improving mine safety.