Rather than search for fresh blood, the White House nominated a past commissioner to the federal mine safety appeals board.
President Donald Trump nominated William I. Althen, the former acting chairman of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, back to the independent agency for a six-year term expiring Aug. 30, 2024.
The commission weighs in on disputes between regulators and mine operators, mostly on the appropriateness of civil penalties assessed for health and safety issues.
Althen served as a commissioner of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission from May 2013 to August 2018. His latest ...