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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.

Mines Complying with Coal Dust Rule

Despite concerns voiced by the mining industry that it would have trouble meeting the requirements of a rule to reduce respirable coal mine dust, approximately 99 percent of the 7,456 valid respirable dust samples collected during the first two months under the rule met compliance levels, according to the US … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Keystone XL, Edge Products Penalty, Fallow Farmland

The Keystone XL pipeline will have a greater impact on climate than previously thought because it will expand the tar sands industry and lead to increased combustion of a dirty form of oil, a study from Oil Change International finds. The report says that current analyses are undercounting carbon emissions … Read more »