Over 100 miners from across the Appalachian region are traveling to Washington, D.C., this week to lobby lawmakers on a number of issues related to black lung disease, a fatal respiratory condition caused by continuous exposure to harmful dust and rock particles in and around coal mines.
The recent resurgence of black lung, coupled with coal company bankruptcies and a lower rate for the coal excise tax, has brought a heightened sense of urgency to the demands that miners and their family members will be making to Congress this week.
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This week, miners living with black lung are taking action in DC to tell Congress that #blacklungkills. Tell Congress to do right by our miners: Call 855-980-2358 to hear a brief message about what to say, and then be connected with your Representative.