Black Lung

Struggle over retired coal miners’ health care comes back to Capitol Hill

A dispute over fixing the health care fund of thousands of retired coal miners almost shut down the federal government in December. The solution was only temporary, and the issue is about to command Congress’ attention again.

Northern Kentucky Lobby Training

Join KFTC and others as we prep members for meeting with elected officials and other decision makers by learning more about the legislative process, good guidelines to go by, practice mock lobbying moments, and more.

Petition to Help Disabled Miners and Widows

The Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare, has been attacked by some members of Congress, who say they will repeal Obamacare.  The Act contained two important changes which helped coal miners and widows win black lung benefits claims.

  1. Lifetime benefits to widows of miners disabled by black lung.

Johns Hopkins Defies Senator Over Black Lung Probe

The CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine has turned down U.S. Sen.

Coal's costs keep adding up

How many more examples do we need of coal operators' lawlessness, aided and abetted by government apathy or impotence?

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