MSHA Compliance Program in Spotlight as Mine Deaths Rise


On this West Virginia Morning, lawmakers and union leaders are raising concerns about practices at the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration amid an increase in coal fatalities. As Becca Schimmel reports, officials are asking questions about MSHA’s compliance assistance program.

We also hear from Appalachia Health News about a shortage in pediatric specialist doctors in West Virginia and we talk with Suzanne Higgins about West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s new documentary — Vietnam: West Virginians Remember.