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WV Senator says “thanks, but no thanks” to Trump’s nominee for mine safety agency

Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced this week that he cannot support President Trump’s nominee to head the Mine Safety and Health Administration. Will Manchin be able to convince any Republican colleagues that Trump’s pick is not right for the job?

Grim trend in fatal injuries to U.S. coal miners

The first six months of the Trump administration nine coal miners have been fatally injured on the job. That’s one more than all of 2016.