Washington Law, Kentucky Coal

Galloway, L. Thomas; Cohen, David
September 1976
New Republic;9/11/76, Vol. 175 Issue 11, p14
Focuses on the impact of Senate bill 1302 on coal mine safety program in Washington D.C. Influence of oil prices on coal profits; Increase in number of miners with disabling injuries; Passage of Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969 by the U.S. Congress to insure miners against the risk of accident; Debate over the bill 1302; Reasons for the failure of the 1969 Act; Discussion about loopholes of bill 1302; Argument that the paucity of new proposals in S.1302 resulted not only from fear of a counter thrust by the coal lobby, but from disorder among the proponents of mine safety.


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