Lake of Coal Inspections Still a Concern
Many West Virginia leaders have expressed concerns over mine safety during the government shutdown. On Tuesday night, Sen. Jay Rockefeller said he cannot help but express deep frustration about the shutdown that has furloughed MSHA inspectors and prevented them from conducting the regular inspections. The Charleston Gazette reports Manchin is pushing for a clean funding bill to get the government running and our mine safety inspectors back to work. UMW President Cecil Roberts has also expressed concerns over the lack or regular inspections.