Media Roundup: Martin County Water (Updated)

Media Roundup: Martin County Water (Updated)

Many of the residents in Martin County, Kentucky, have a story about their water. Sometimes it has a weird color, sometimes it smells bad, and sometimes the water isn’t there at all: during a cold snap earlier this month, the county shut off water to most of its...
MSHA Should Not Reduce Protection from Black Lung

MSHA Should Not Reduce Protection from Black Lung

This post originally appeared at our blog dedicated to covering black lung issues, Devil in the Dust. By Steve Sanders In December, the Trump Administration announced it is considering rolling back MSHA regulations that protect coal miners from “black lung” disease,...

House Committee Approves $1 Billion RECLAIM Act

After months of grassroots momentum building behind the RECLAIM Act, the House Natural Resources Committee strengthened and approved the bill during a markup this week. The bill would use $1 billion to clean up abandoned mines and spur local economic projects, and now...