Rep. Henry A. Waxman Rep. Henry A. Waxman

Open Government, Public Health

Labor Department Policy Suppressing Mine Inspection Reports Impedes Reform

Wednesday, January 11, 2006 -- Rep. Waxman asks the Labor Secretary Chao to reverse the Mine Safety and Health Administration's 2004 decision to exclude mine safety inspectors' notes in Freedom of Information Act responses. The agency's secrecy policy limited disclosure about hundreds of safety violations at the Sago mine for years before the recent disaster.

 Letter to Labor Secretary Chao
 Letter to Labor Secretary Chao (Microsoft Word)


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