Davitt McAteer

West Virginia native Davitt McAteer has devoted much of his professional life to mine health and safety issues. He worked with consumer and environmental advocate Ralph Nader to help enact the landmark 1969 Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Acts. During the 1970s, and during the Clinton administration, McAteer served as Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health at the United States Department of Labor. In January 2006, Davitt McAtter was asked by West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin to...See more