Black Lung

Appeals court dismisses coal-industry challenge to rule targeting mines with repeated violations

Federal appeals judges have dismissed a coal industry complaint challenging a rule that the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration has used in stepped-up enforcement against coal mines accused of having poor safety records and a pattern of violations.

Moment of truth for Hal Rogers, SOAR: No ignoring health effects of strip mining

No mention of surface coal mining's effect on human health appeared in U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers' electronic update on the recent SOAR Health Impact Series even though it was one of the top two concerns voiced by participants …

The War On Coal Miners: How Companies Hide The Threat Of Black Lung From Watchdogs And Workers

Dust levels in coal mines are routinely under reported, and sometimes fraudently reported, putting miners unnecessarily at risk.

Breathless and Burdened

This year-long investigation examines how doctors and lawyers, working at the behest of the coal industry, have helped defeat the benefits claims of miners sick and dying of black lung, even as disease rates are on the rise and an increasing number of miners are turning to a system that was supposed to help alleviate their suffering.

A day to honor miners' work, commit to their safety

Today, we celebrate the fourth annual National Miners Day. American miners work every day to provide the necessities of life. They deserve protection on the job from workplace hazards that have killed tens of thousands and injured hundreds of thousands of miners throughout our history

 

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