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(WBOY Clarksburg)   In the least shocking news of the day, it turns out that WV mine that was the scene of an accident Tuesday that killed two, had a long history of safety violations and MSHA was one step away from seeking a court order to shut it down completely   ( wboy.com) divider line
    More: Followup, MSHA, accidentTuesday, West Virginia, safety violations, court orders, Nick Rahall, Health Administration, burden of proof  
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2014-05-15 01:12:38 PM  
4 votes:
I'm sure the owners will face appropriate charges.
2014-05-15 03:11:46 PM  
2 votes:
But, I have it on good authority that mine operators love their employees like family and would take every possible precaution to protect their miners and the environment.  It's just those damned regulations taking all their money by forcing them to take safety measures that keeps them from putting safety measures in place.  Billboards wouldn't lie, would they?
2014-05-15 02:38:41 PM  
2 votes:
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2014-05-15 12:52:23 PM  
2 votes:
More proof Obama is systematically destroying the coal industry.
2014-05-15 06:08:42 PM  
1 vote:

LazyMedia: West Virginia is what the west would be if we gave all the federal land over to local control. Two words: mountaintop removal.

You silly libtard. Once the free market has removed all those mountaintops West Virginia can become a hotbed for grain and livestock production, just like Nebraska and Kansas. The Appalachians are standing in the way of prosperity and freedom!
2014-05-15 02:42:44 PM  
1 vote:
"accidentTuesday" ? Sounds like a good reason to hit the bar after work.
2014-05-15 02:37:47 PM  
1 vote:
You jest, subby, but I'm pretty damn surprised to learn that a regulatory agency was taking action on anything.
2014-05-15 02:35:39 PM  
1 vote:
If only there were fewer regulations in place, the free market would have already taken care of this.

More deregulation is obviously needed. And tax cuts for the mine owners, so they'll have an incentive to improve their mine.
2014-05-15 02:24:12 PM  
1 vote:
Those miners should have just free-marketed themselves into safer jobs, then.   I'm sure this government regulation stuff was just put in place to kill jobs.
2014-05-15 02:23:37 PM  
1 vote:

haemaker: I don't see a problem here... Job creation is job creation.

Exactly- two jobs just got created in the mining industry, plus additional work for the various lawyers.  Just think of how many more jobs we could create without the various mine regulations.

/Sadly, I suspect there are people who actually think this way.
2014-05-15 02:21:44 PM  
1 vote:
Let's call Freedom Industries, they will clean up this mess.
2014-05-15 02:18:52 PM  
1 vote:
I bet they are getting pretty close to zero steps away now.
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