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Mine Safety

Legislative Changes May Improve the Black Lung Benefits Program

Feb 2, 2015 Analysis

Potential legislation would give coal miners greater access to medical evidence and legal counsel.

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Achieving Procedural Fairness in Black Lung Benefits Hearings

Aug 14, 2014 Opinion

Black lung disease is increasing, but fewer miners can successfully claim benefits.

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MSHA Seeks More Comments on Proposed Coal Miner Health Rule

Apr 28, 2011 News

Proposed standards attempt to reduce black lung disease risk

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Proposed MSHA Regulation Seeks to Strengthen Pattern of Violation Provisions

Feb 11, 2011 News

Mine safety regulator proposes criteria for improving worker protection


Elena Kagan and the Regulatory State

Jul 3, 2010 Opinion

Elena Kagan's appointment underscores an important shift in American law toward legislation and regulatory law.

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Is the Mine Safety and Health Administration Up to the Task?

May 29, 2010 Analysis

In the wake of the disaster on April 5, 2010, at the Upper Big Branch Mine, much attention has been given to how the mining industry..