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Black Lung Disease

This Retired Miner Has Black Lung Disease. He's Fighting To Make Sure No One Else Gets It.

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics

Mike "Flip" Wilson worked his last day in a Kentucky coal mine last spring. He had decided to retire and spend more time with his wife. After 40 years...

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Democrats Try To Stop Coal Industry From Swindling Sick Miners | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats rolled out a plan Thursday that they said would make it harder for coal companies to cheat miners suffering from black ...

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Black Lung Disease Rates Skyrocket To Highest Levels Since 1970s | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business

The proportion of coal miners who suffer from an advanced form of black lung disease has skyrocketed in central Appalachia in recent years, according ...

It's About Time, Again

Paula Gordon | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Paula Gordon

For those who judge their financial interests or ideological blindness to be more reliable than evidence, American energy policy has been a success. For the rest of us, it has been clear for decades that the policy is an abject failure.

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There's No War On Coal. There's A War On Coal Miners | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

Whistleblower Justin Greenwell told regulators that his company, Armstrong Coal, was misreporting the dust levels in his mine, potentially putting min...

'Green News Report' - April 24, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another fossil fuel explosion, this time in Wyoming; State Department del...

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'Playing Politics With People's Lives' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Someday, a device known as the personal dust monitor could save coal miners a lot of misery. The "PDM," as it's known in mining circ...

Rates Of This Disease Much Higher Than Previously Thought: What Is It?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 06.22.2012 | Black Voices

While it isn't nearly as recognizable as its cancerous kin, the lung disease sarcoidosis has become increasingly prevalent in recent years, a new stud...

The World's Deadliest Profession: Coal Miners Pay for China's Economic Miracle

Richard Schiffman | Posted 03.04.2012 | World
Richard Schiffman

Into the Light is a must see for anyone who wants to find out what is going on below the dazzling, high-tech surface of modern China.

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GOP Gives Christmas Gift To Big Coal, Endangers Miners | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As House Republicans and Democrats patted one another on the back over their new spending agreement Friday, advocates for coal miners we...

Black Lung Disease On The Rise Again

Posted 07.23.2011 | Healthy Living

Black lung disease, long a killer of coal miners, is on the rise again after retreating in the 30 years since Congress passed tougher mine safety laws...

Persistent Black Lung, Old Scourge Of Coal, Found In Autopsies Of Most Massey Miners

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.19.2011 | Green
The Center for Public Integrity

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Rand Paul: Mine Safety Regs Too Costly | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With American miners still succumbing to black lung disease, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has proposed a plan to red...

Weekly Pulse: WV Mine Had Over 1300 Health and Safety Violations

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Massey Energy's Disregard for SafetyA massive explosion ripped through the Big Branch coal mine in Wes...