June 8, 2010 7:49 PM

Massey chief blames regulators for mine safety problems

Massey Energy chief Don Blankenship, embattled by safety questions after a West Virginia coal mine explosion killed 29 miners in April, went on the offensive this week. He sent four governors, including Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, a letter claiming that federal coal mine regulators mandated an unsafe ventilation plan at mines such as Upper Big Branch in Montcoal, W.Va.

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