Negotiating Mining Plans Just Got Harder
- Published: Thursday, 26 December 2013 11:52
By Avi Meyerstein
It may be hard to imagine, but mine operators submitting plans for U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) approval soon may find they have even less negotiating leverage than they did in the past. As a result of a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (in Chicago), MSHA’s plan decisions may be practically unreviewable in court.