Black Lung | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Black Lung

Mitch McConnell is silent on coal while Kentucky miners suffer and die

McConnell has repeatedly failed to do right by our coal workers and communities.

Harlan County Resolution in support of Black Lung, RECLAIM Act and Miners Pensions 2018

In December 2018, the Harlan County Fiscal Court passed a local resolution calling on Sen. McConnell and all members of Congress to support and pass three measures needed to do right by our miners and communities. The resolution urges passage of the RECLAIM Act, stronger funding for the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, and shoring up the federal fund that gurantees miners' pensions.

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.

Page

Subscribe to Tags: Black Lung