Crandall Canyon hearing – Senate panel.

“What the hell does it take to shake up that agency?” Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., said of the Mine Safety and Health Administration. 

Richard Stickler will be on the hot seat tomorrow when the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee holds the first hearing on the Crandall Canyon mine disaster.  To be honest, I don’t know if this committee streams their hearings online.  I know ‘The House’ has many committees that do. I’ll have to check a bit.  Hopefully, C-SPAN will carry it on C-SPAN3 since both the House and the Senate are in session, CSPAN 1 & 2 will cover congressional business.

The list includes: Stickler (Asst. Sec. of Labor), MSHA; Cecil Roberts (Pres – UMWA); Davitt McAteer (Wheeling Jesuit Univ) – formerly head of MSHA during the Clinton administration.  Mr. Bob Murray (co-owner of Crandall Canyon) was also invited; he declined the invitation.

The hearing starts at 10:30 am EST; 8:30 am MST.  I’ll be up.

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5 Responses

  1. from the committee — it does not
    seem as though there will be a senate
    streamed video — we’ll have to hope for
    a c-span cutaway from the warrantless
    wiretapping hearings at the house judiciary
    committee (which starts tomorrow at 10:15 a.m.). . .

    if it does appear, it will be at a link like this:

    http://appropriations.senate.gov/Media/2007_09_05_Watch_the_Subcommittee_Hearing.ram

    now, the revised list and notice:

    *REVISED NOTICE OF SUBCOMMITTEE
    MEETING
    The Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human
    Services, and Education, and Related Agencies will meet in
    open session at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 5, 2007
    in Room *SH-216, Hart Senate Office Building.
    The program includes: to receive testimony on The Utah Mine
    Disaster and Preventing Future Tragedies.
    Witnesses:
    Honorable Richard E. Stickler
    Assistant Secretary of Labor
    for Mine Safety and Health
    United States Department of Labor
    Washington, DC
    Cecil Roberts
    International President
    United Mine Workers of America
    Fairfax, Virginia
    J. Davitt McAteer, Esq.
    Vice President of Sponsored Programs
    Wheeling Jesuit University
    Shepherdstown, West Virginia
    Mr. Bruce Watzman
    Vice President, Safety and Health
    National Mining Association
    Washington, DC
    *Note: new location/room for hearing.

  2. from the committee — it does not
    seem as though there will be a senate
    streamed video — we’ll have to hope for
    a c-span cutaway from the warrantless
    wiretapping hearings at the house judiciary
    committee (which starts tomorrow at 10:15 a.m.). . .

    if it does appear, it will be at a link like this:

    http://appropriations.senate.gov/Media/2007_09_05_Watch_the_Subcommittee_Hearing.ram

    now, the revised list and notice:

    *REVISED NOTICE OF SUBCOMMITTEE
    MEETING
    The Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human
    Services, and Education, and Related Agencies will meet in
    open session at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 5, 2007
    in Room *SH-216, Hart Senate Office Building.
    The program includes: to receive testimony on The Utah Mine
    Disaster and Preventing Future Tragedies.
    Witnesses:
    Honorable Richard E. Stickler
    Assistant Secretary of Labor
    for Mine Safety and Health
    United States Department of Labor
    Washington, DC
    Cecil Roberts
    International President
    United Mine Workers of America
    Fairfax, Virginia
    J. Davitt McAteer, Esq.
    Vice President of Sponsored Programs
    Wheeling Jesuit University
    Shepherdstown, West Virginia
    Mr. Bruce Watzman
    Vice President, Safety and Health
    National Mining Association
    Washington, DC
    *Note: new location/room for hearing.

  3. so sorry about skewing the comment
    box with that url — comments don’t
    accept embedded links from me. . .

    p e a c e

  4. OOoo – thanks Nolo; I’m currently at work. I’ll fix it up and edit for easy access when I get home.

  5. Thats a great quote..

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