Black Lung

Eastern Kentucky lobby day in Frankfort!

Eastern Kentucky KFTC members will have a big presence in Frankfort on March 6, with the option of spending the night before or after to make the journey easier. We’ll meet with our legislators, and show them that even a three-hour drive won’t stop us from having a say in our democracy.

Investigation blames regulatory failure for black lung 'epidemic'

An NPR/PBS "Frontline" investigation published on Tuesday found that the government has known for decades about warning signs that preceded a recent black lung "epidemic," which has sickened thousands of coal miners.

Black lung disease is still killing miners. The coal industry doesn't want to hear it

Today’s black lung rates are higher than 50 years ago, affecting men as young as their 30s, and in Kentucky their right to decent health care is being curtailed.

Protesters disrupt US panel's fossil fuels pitch at climate talks

A Trump administration presentation extolling the virtues of fossil fuels at the UN climate talks in Poland has been met with guffaws of laughter and chants of “Shame on you”.

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