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  •  Now We Learn Mine Disaster Probe (2+ / 0-)
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    Egalitare, tardis10

    to be held in secret.

    And that mine CEO -- Blankenship -- calls mine safety rules as "silly as global warming."

    "ingratiation and access . . . are not corruption." -- Justice Kennedy (Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 2010)

    by Limelite on Mon Apr 12, 2010 at 11:41:15 AM PDT

    •  After the Martin County impoundment break, (1+ / 0-)
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      Massey Energy paid only minimal fines to the federal government. And the MSHA guy who tried to pursue that case was replaced and then "retired". Case closed way too quickly.

      Maybe,just maybe,if the UBB investigation is public, this tragic disaster could lead to some actual reform.
      Further,any scrutiny of Massey & Blankenship can only be a good thing for our tattered democracy.

      "George RR Martin is not your bitch" ~~ Neil Gaiman

      by tardis10 on Mon Apr 12, 2010 at 11:59:24 AM PDT

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