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UMWA concerns about West Virginia H.B. 2875

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Concerns about West Virginia’s House Bill 2875 are rising due to changes in safety protocols and reductions in the length of apprenticeships. “United Mine Worker’s Association President Cecil E. Roberts voiced concerns over numerous other aspects of the bill in a Feb. 11 press release, including provisions to: No longer permit a miner representative to

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US DOL: Senior Level Former Coal Company Officials In Kentucky Charged For Defrauding Regulators About Black-Lung Causing Risks To Miners

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“United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman announced the charging of an additional former supervisor and safety official from Armstrong Coal, in addition to the eight previous officials charged by a federal grand jury, for conspiracy to defraud an agency of the United States government by deceit, trickery, and dishonest means. “ Read more below in

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$291 million to Clean Up and Repurpose Abandoned Coal Mines

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Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has announced that more than $291 million in funds will be distributed to states and tribes in an effort to eliminate dangerous conditions and pollution caused by former coal mining. The most allocated will be going to Wyoming, who is receiving $87,833,889. Click below for the US Department of the

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