US mining safety bill rejected by House of Representatives

By Mark Watts
Published: Monday, 13 December 2010

Falls short of two-third majority; industrial minerals association welcomes decision

A bill aimed at strengthening US mine safety legislation has been defeated in the House of Representatives, falling short of the required two-thirds majority in favour.

Backed by the Democratic Party, the Robert C. Byrd Mine Safety Protection Act of 2010, would have changed regulations in response to the Upper...

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