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  •  It would be interesting if the fines were (0+ / 0-)

    pegged to increase with the price of coal and the mine's production - or whatever the mineral they might be mining.  I haven't tracked the price of coal or what the demand on the market is at the moment, but it is probably a safe bet that the current fines are set at numbers that do not reflect the current marketplace - thus making it so that even if you do only have one mine - one could still profit handily even if every possible mine safety violation drew a fine.

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