Friday, April 08, 2011

"With American miners still succumbing to black lung disease, the Mine Safety and Health Administration has proposed a plan to reduce the number of such deaths through the stricter regulation of mining sites. But at a congressional committee meeting last week, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) voiced concern that the new regulations may not be worth the cost to coal companies -- even though pockets of his state have been designated black lung 'hot spots' by the federal government."

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