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

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?

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

In the wake of the disaster on April 5, 2010, at the Upper Big Branch Mine, much attention has been given to how the mining industry has been regulated and whether those regulations are effective.   Although in response to the disaster the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has reacted forcefully with internal investigations and… Read More »