Fighting for Justice in the Coalfields

The Center for Public Integrity publishes “Breathless and Burdened” report on the barriers miners face in receiving black lung benefits

The Center for Public Integrity has released an excellent, comprehensive report on the lengths coal companies and their lawyers will go to prevent miners from receiving black lung benefits.  From withholding evidence to hiring doctors who ignore medical literature on the disease, coal industry lawyers are fighting to deny sick and dying miners the modest benefits and affordable medical care that would allow them to survive and support their families.   View the complete story, Breathless and Burdened, here.  

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