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Published: Saturday, Sept. 29 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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one old man
Ogden, UT

Yes, they do need more than the usual slap on the wrist. But will our Congress permit that?

The coal industry -- which now sends a huge percentage of American coal overseas, and which now has a very large number of mines owned by overseas conglomerates -- has such powerful lobbyists that penalties and oversight are virtually non-existent.

There is an excellent book about Big Coal. It's "Thunder on the Mountain" by Peter A. Galuszka. While it deals with the disaster at Big Branch Mine in West Virginia, it could just as well be a chronicle of what happened in Utah.

4601
Salt Lake City, UT

Economic penalties are used to figure in the return on investment for every company. Only if it hurts the bottom line, will safety practices change. I'm for it, but if we want safer mines, cars, trains, foods, etc. there will be a price to pay. Then watch the complaints about higher energy costs.

iron&clay
RIVERTON, UT

Politicians (Clinton administration) closed the opportunity for the mining of the Kaiparoits plateau forcing privately held US mining companies to go deeper underground to extract coal.

The government inspectors who are at the mine daily, are the ones who should be held responsible for the minors deaths.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

iron&clay said:
Politicians (Clinton administration) closed the opportunity for the mining of the Kaiparoits plateau forcing privately held US mining companies to go deeper underground to extract coal.

Please any shred of evidence would help your rhetoric?

The government inspectors who are at the mine daily, are the ones who should be held responsible for the minors deaths.
Not there daily, again saying it doesn't make it so.

Bob Murray is not worthy of worship, Iron&clay and strip mining the Staircase would have been criminal.

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