Coal worker's pneumoconiosis. A dissected human lung is black and full of coal dust.
04 Jan 2021

Coal Miners Fight Congress To Save Black Lung Benefits

Coal miners secured additional funding for the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, but without a longer-term solution, they’ll be right back where they started at the end of 2021.

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13 May 2020

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Devil Put The Coal In The Ground’ By Steve Earle

Steve Earle recorded an album, “Ghosts of West Virginia,” that centers on the survivors of the Upper Big Branch coal mine explosion. The third track on the album, which will be released on May 22, is “Devil Put The Coal In The Ground.” It’s a foot-tapping piece of Americana with

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