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Strong Opposition Forcing Trump Administration to Reconsider Rewriting Black Lung Rules

Strong Opposition Forcing Trump Administration to Reconsider Rewriting Black Lung Rules

After coming under sharp criticism for attempting to ease the rules to protect coal miners from black lung disease, the Trump administration is now asking for public comment on the issue. The issue pits worker safety concerns against coal company desires, and profits.

Blankenship Conviction Causes Concern for Coal and Other Dangerous Industries

Blankenship Conviction Causes Concern for Coal and Other Dangerous Industries

The United States Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from a convicted coal baron Don Blankenship, who served a year in prison for violating mine safety standards. Coal groups had expressed their concerns over zealous prosecutions for unforeseen workplace disasters.

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Coal Giant Files for Bankruptcy

One of the largest coal suppliers in the US, Alpha Natural Resources, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday just hours before the EPA announced its final version of the Clean Power Plan, which sets strict carbon emission limits for coal-fired power plants. Alpha Natural Resources says the bankruptcy … Read more »

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