Bush has put the production of coal
above the safety of coal miners. As is sadly demonstrated in the two recent mining disasters
. They even went so far as to remove Clinton era safety regulations
and then had the audacity
to claim that resource production and "other priorities
" took precedence. These budget cuts
come at a time when coal prices have gone up 30% and led to huge profits for the coal industry. Sound like any other resource industry you know. /*hint OIL!
hint*/ Once again the government has favored the big corporation over the little guy to disastrous results. Is the death of miners and the death of soldiers worth our reliance on fossil fuels?
posted by stilgar
on Jan 24, 2006 -