MINERS DRUG TESTING Tomblin Wants To Drug Test Miners
Reported by: Dave Benton
Web Producer: Dave Benton
Reported: Feb. 12, 2012 9:00 PM EST
Updated: Feb. 12, 2012 9:38 PM EST
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
A controversial plan to require drug testing of coal miners is up for discussion this week in the State Legislature. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has proposed a wide-ranging mine safety bill - - mandatory, random screening for all mine jobs requiring certification.
Critics who oppose drug testing miners argue the bill at hand is meant to provide legislative follow-up to the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster. They say it diverts attention from more important safety reforms.
The next hearing on this issue is slated for 2:00 Tuesday afternoon in the House of Delegates.
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