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Miners’ Message to Trump: Protect Benefits

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President Donald Trump’s campaign-style rally in Louisville got the attention of some retired coal miners in the region. They’re particularly worried about being able to afford health insurance on a new plan. Retired union miners have been traveling to Washington to urge passage of The Miner’s Protection Act, which would secure their health and pension… Read More

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KY, WV Move to Weaken Mine Safety Rules

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Lawmakers in both Kentucky and West Virginia are working to loosen mine safety regulations, alarming some mine safety experts. Kentucky lawmakers passed a bill that reduces the number of underground mine inspections. Similar legislation is pending in West Virginia’s Senate but with more substantial changes. Under that bill, the state’s mining inspection system would move… Read More