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By J. P. Tangen
For Mining News 

The lights are on but nobody's home

Federal agency has goal of protecting mine workers, but draconian measures and unwarranted citations are taking its mandate too far

 

Last updated 11/21/2010 at Noon



There is a story that circulated around D.C. a number of years ago about the traditional little old lady in tennis shoes who approached her congressman and demanded he do something about some environmental cause or another. The congressman responded: "But Madam, we passed legislation last year to solve that very problem." She replied, "I know, I promised to lobby for it last year but couldn't b...



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