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Obama Mine Safety

Obama Miners Memorial: President To Speak At Service For Upper Big Branch Mine Victims

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BECKLEY, W.Va. — They lived and they died pursuing the American Dream, working in dangerous conditions underground to help keep the lights on across...

Dan Froomkin

Obama On West Virginia Mine Explosion: Fault Lies With Mine Owners And Government, Too

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama, after meeting with his top labor and mining safety officials, declared today that last week's devastating mine explosion was triggere...

Marcus Baram

Safety Violations At Massey Mines Skyrocket: 130 In Week Since Accident

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In the week since the nation's worst mine disaster in decades took the lives of 29 miners at the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia, the number of...

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...

Obama Mine Safety

McClatchy | Halimah Abdullah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama's choice to head the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration signals a dramatic shift from his predecessor on mine safety...