CHARLESTON, W.Va., Jan. 27 -- The federal agency that regulates the nation's mining industry says it has failed to penalize mine operators for thousands of citations issued since 2000, and the oversight could extend back more than a decade.
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This story in the mining industry continues to repeat itself. Federal and state regulatory agencies are ineffective in protecting the safety of workers. What remains to be seen is the comparison of failures of the Bush administration to those of previous administrations.
When will consumer and worker safety become a central issue for any administration?