MSHA Scofflaw Program Reclaims Unpaid Safety and Health Fines

Seven months after taking action to strengthen enforcement efforts regarding delinquent fines and mine violations, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that 49 mine operators have either taken steps to enter into payment agreements or satisfied their delinquent debts, resulting in $5.2 million in recovered fines.

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Colorado Quarry Begins Exploratory Drilling The Bureau of Land Management authorized a limestone quarry north of Glenwood Springs, Colo., to drill 15 exploratory holes to search for additional mineral resources, prompting concerns about a lack of public involvement in the federal agency’s decision-making process on the controversial quarry. Rocky Mountain Resource Management has begun exploratory drilling after the BLM order…

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