Monday, July 7, 2008
Governor Ed Rendell is signing a new mining law today. It's considered to be the most comprehensive overhaul of state mining regulations in almost 50 years. Rendell says Pennsylvania law currently does not reflect technological advances in the mining industry. The legislation includes a new Mine Safety Board, which will have the power to create new regulations without the governor's or General Assembly's approval. The law also holds mine owners more accountable for accidents.