The United Mine Workers hailed as "a tremendous step forward" a decision by the Mine Safety and Health Administration to cut coal miners' exposure to lethal coal mine dust in half.
Another offshore oil rig exploded and burned in the Gulf of Mexico Sept. 2, 80 miles south of the Louisiana coast.
WASHINGTON---The recall of half a billion eggs blamed in a nationwide salmonella outbreak has pushed to the top of the Senate agenda enactment of a long-stalled bill to strengthen federal food safety enforcement.
Government officials confirmed today that oil as far as 3,300 feet below the surface is traveling in clouds through large areas of the subsea Gulf of Mexico. At a news briefing, Jane Lubchenko, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said the subsea oil was found 42 miles northeast of the well site and also 142 miles to the southeast.
As oil washes up on Florida beaches, scores of cleanup workers are falling ill.
Workers struggling to stem the oil flow on the Gulf Coast are falling ill and some are filing class actions suits against BP.
Women who have spent their lives fighting oil company pollution and profiteering denounced Dick Cheney and the company he once headed for their role in the oil spill spreading across the Gulf of Mexico.
The explosion on the Gulf of Mexico oil rig was the fourth oil industry accident in two weeks that has killed or seriously injured workers. "The industry is long overdue for a complete overhaul of its health and safety provisions," says one union official.
Former West Virginia Judge Eliott Maynard is enlisting Tea Party backing for his campaign to unseat miner-friendly Democratic Rep. Nick Rahall.
Hundreds of mourners staged candlelight vigils in West Virginia towns the evening of April 7 honoring the 29 coal miners who died in the explosion at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch Mine, Monday April 5, and for the four missing miners.