Robert C. Byrd Mine Safety Protection Act

The Upper Big Branch Disaster on April 5, 2010, was a completely preventable mine disaster that took the lives of 29 miners and remains the worst coal mine disaster in this country in 40 years.

This disaster was a direct result of corporate management consistently putting profits and production ahead of the safety and health of the miners who worked there.

The Robert C. Byrd Mine Safety Protection Act would improve mine safety and close glaring loopholes in our nation’s mine safety laws that could help save miners’ lives.

Moreover, it would make it more difficult for corporate management to put profits and production ahead of the safety of miners.

Click here to read about the details behind this bill.