Britain: IN FEBRUARY the Institute of Directors (IoD) made Lady Barbara Judge their new chair. The IoD said that “her professional achievements speak for themselves.” Indeed they do. The IoD, an influential business lobby, will argue forcefully for “lighter touch” regulation during the election — a subject Judge understands well. US-born Judge works both there and in Britain. From 2008 to 2010 she was a director of US coal firm Massey Energy, resigning from the board a fortnight after 29 miners were killed in an explosion in one of the firm’s West Virginia pits: here.
Koch-Funded Book Argues Against Mine Safety Laws In West Virginia: here.
An audit of the federal agency in charge of overseeing safety at US coal mines found it failed for over 30 years to enforce regulations at mines with a pattern of serious safety violations: here.