06/12/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Don Blankenship Calls Efforts On Mine Safety Regulation 'As Silly As Global Warming'

At his Labor Day anti-union rally last year, Massey CEO Don Blankenship attacked the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), claiming it "seeks power over coal miners." He mocked both "Washington politicians" and local elected officials who attempt to ensure miner safety, calling their efforts "as silly as global warming"

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