Coal Industry Needs ‘Fundamental Shift’ to Address Black Lung Disease: Report

Article 0 Comments Coal companies need to make a “fundamental shift” in how they control exposure to coal dust in underground mines to address the recent surge in black lung disease rates, according to a federal report released Thursday. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine report found that […]

Coal Industry Tax Cut Threatens Miners’ Benefits Fund as Black Lung Cases Surge

Article 0 Comments As a young man, Barry Shrewsbury dug coal in the West Virginia mines and spent his time off hunting and fishing in the rolling hills. Now, at 62, he struggles to breathe and accomplish basic tasks such as shopping and showering, and relies on a federal fund […]