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Action Needed! - Mine Safety Treads on Dangerous Ground in the U.S. House

June 19, 2007 - 10:41 AM

ACT now and urge your member of Congress to oppose the Supplemental Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2007 (H.R. 2768) and the Mine Health Enhancement Act of 2007 (H.R .2769) which will impose duplicative and unnecessary regulations and penalties even before the original MINER Act of 2006 has had a chance to even take effect.

The proposed supplemental bills will create confusion and threaten continued progress on implementing the safety required by the MINER Act. It will also circumvent current rule making practices that could prevent the development of sound safety and health standards and uses a one-size fits all approach that fails to recognize the uniqueness of each mine. This could lead to incorrect safety measures and procedures being taken and placing miners in danger. See the attached PDF document which is a one-page briefing paper summarizing the success of the MINER Act and the lack of need for any new legislation.

Go to www.actformining.org to take action today!

In anticipation of an eventual mark-up in committee and ultimately a vote on the U.S. House floor, ACT Online members, mining employees, industry companies and state associations are encouraged to contact their members of the U.S. House to express their concern over the pending measures.

ACT now and tell your U.S. House member to oppose H.R 2768 and H.R. 2769 which will do more harm than good to miners and the mines they work in.

Take 5 minutes and click here and call or email your Congressman and tell them that the MINER Act of 2006 needs to be fully implemented before Congress considers whether additional legislation is needed. Our miner's safety depends on it!