Black Lung

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?

Coal Mines Keep Operating Despite Injuries, Violations And Millions In Fines

A joint investigation by NPR and Mine Safety and Health News found that thousands of mine operators fail to pay safety penalties, even as they continue to manage dangerous — and sometimes deadly — mining operations. Most unpaid penalties are between two and 10 years overdue; some go back two decades. And federal regulators seem unable or unwilling to make mine owners pay.

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