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Mining Safety

Dave Jamieson

How One Miner Took On Big Coal

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WHITESBURG, Ky. -- On a July morning four years ago, Charles Scott Howard left his home in the mountains of Southeastern Kentucky and drove his pickup...

Dan Froomkin

Obama Administration Missed Chance To Get Tougher On Unsafe Mines

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Long before the explosion that killed at least 25 coal miners inside Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch Mine on Monday, Obama administration mine safety...