On Feb. 2, 2011, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) published its new proposal to change the current Pattern of Violations regulations (see 76 Fed. Reg. 5719-5729). A few days later, The New York Times, in an editorial titled Regulating Big Coal’s Bad Actors, characterized the proposed rule as a “stopgap step” that would nevertheless empower MSHA “to shut down a mine with a record of chronic safety violations — instead of waiting years for litigation to play out.”
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Reprinted with permission from Aggregates Manager Magazine.