Massey CEO to Testify at Senate Hearing Next Week
Massey chief executive Don Blankenship will testify before a Senate subcommittee considering mine safety spending following the worst mine accident in 40 years.
Blankenship's company was repeatedly cited for problems with its methane ventilation system and other issues in the months before the accident.
Some lawmakers blame the company for clogging the system with legal challenges to safety citations to delay stronger penalties. Massey has defended its safety record.
The hearing on Thursday will include testimony from the nation's top mine regulator and the Labor Department's top lawyer.