President Obama said Thursday that part of the blame for the Upper Big Branch mine disaster, where 29 West Virginia coal miners lost their lives, lay with a failure of government oversight, and announced an investigation into the tragedy by members of his administration.
"We owe [the people of West Virginia] more than our prayers," said Obama. "We owe them action. . . . They ought to know that behind them there is a company that's doing what it takes to protect them, and a government that is...Full Story