"Court Upholds Coal Dust Rule For Miners"

"A federal appeals court upheld the government’s new coal dust exposure rule for coal miners Monday, rejecting industry challenges to it.

The Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit said the Labor Department’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) followed the relevant laws in writing the 2014 rule to limit coal dust exposure, which causes black lung disease.

“We conclude that MSHA’s decades-long effort, culminating in the publication of this rule, adequately took into account the scientific evidence of record and arrived at conclusions which, given MSHA’s expertise, are worthy of deference,” a three-judge panel of the Atlanta-based court wrote."

Timothy Cama reports for The Hill January 25, 2016.

Source: The Hill, 01/26/2016