Potential legislation would give coal miners greater access to medical evidence and legal counsel.
Black lung disease is increasing, but fewer miners can successfully claim benefits.
Proposed standards attempt to reduce black lung disease risk
Mine safety regulator proposes criteria for improving worker protection
Elena Kagan’s appointment underscores an important shift in American law toward legislation and regulatory law.
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 »