Upper Big Branch Mine Explosion and the Federal Response: How will federal actions ultimately impact West Virginia’s coal mining industry?


This is a part one in a series discussing the UBB mine explosion, the federal response and potential federal response and the possible impact on the West Virginia coal industry. There has already been a considerable federal response in the short time since the accident but there will likely be much stronger and aggressive action by the federal government. This installment will provide a brief factual background discussing the UBB accident and will summarize the ensuing federal action.

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