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Mine Safety, Water Quality Targeted in West Virginia Bills

Bills before the West Virginia legislature threaten to diminish mine safety and water quality protections. The measures were proposed by industry groups.

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Retired Miners Face Possible Loss of Benefits

Retired coal miners face possible loss of benefits, a Duke University study reveals coal ash byproducts in area fish, The U.S. State Department approves the Keystone XL pipeline and other shorts from The Energy Report.

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Miners Protection Act Advances

Union coal miners, retirees and their families are one step closer to securing their pensions and benefits as the U.S. Senate Finance Committee approves the Miners Protection Act.

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Black lung disease reaches near-record levels

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has released research on the “entirely preventable” resurgence of black lung among coal miners.

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