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Over 100 Miners Heading to Washington to Advocate for Black Lung Benefits

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.

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Funding for Black Lung Benefits Halved

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A tax on coal companies funding benefits for former miners with black lung disease was halved at the first of the year.

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Concerns Linger as Coal Companies Emerge from Bankruptcy

As coal mining companies come out of bankruptcy, plans to provide mine cleanup and employee benefits remain unclear.

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