Quote – Massey CEO Don Blankenship’s speech at his anti-union Labor Day rally.

We also endure a Mine Safety and Health Administration that seeks power over coal miners versus improving their safety and their health. As someone who has overseen the mining of more coal than anyone else in the history of central Appalachia, I know that the safety and health of coal miners is my most important job. I don’t need Washington politicians to tell me that, and neither do you. But I also know — I also know Washington and state politicians have no idea how to improve miner safety. The very idea that they care more about coal miner safety than we do is as silly as global warming.

From Massey CEO Don Blankenship’s speech at his antiunion Labor Day rally, where he denounced MSHA and safety regulations in general as “silly”, just like global climate change. From the Center for American Progress’ Wonk Room, “Don Blankenship called safety regulators ‘As Silly As Global Warming’” by Brad Johnson.

Monday, September 7, 2009