Yet another sad report that speaks for itself:

… PROVIDENCE, Ky. — Two western Kentucky miners were missing Thursday and rescuers were unable to contact them after a roof collapsed in a large underground coal mine that had a history of safety violations, officials said.

Rescue crews were in the mine on Thursday morning, said Ricki Gardenhire, a spokeswoman for the Kentucky Office of Mine Safety and Licensing. Mine operators told a news conference that they are holding out hope of finding the miners alive.

U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration spokeswoman Amy Louviere said rescue crews entered the Webster County Coal Dotiki (doh-TEE’-kee) Mine about 11:30 p.m., and traveled approximately four miles to the area where the miners are trapped. Their efforts to stabilize the roof and haul away rock were temporarily halted about 4:50 a.m. because of "adverse roof conditions." …

Perhaps President Obama can fly on in to Kentucky to console some families here, too.

Between the Massey mine collapse, the Deepwater Horizon disaster, and now another mine collapse in Kentucky, have we had enough yet of the Federal government’s doting on the extractive industries?

Seymour Friendly

Seymour Friendly

Quasi-leftist Seattle resident, which is kind of like saying "wet rain". There ain't no dry kind of rain ...

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