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The Black Lung Association of South Eastern Kentucky is hosting the event in Whitesburg on Sunday.
As black lung disease surges in Appalachia, some coal miners are going to Washington, D.C., to lobby for restoration of a tax that coal companies pay to a trust fund to help former workers with the illness.
The Trump administration and coal industry allies are insisting that a federal black lung trust fund will continue paying benefits to sick miners despite a drastic cut in funding. But the expected shortfalls will be covered by taxpayers instead of coal companies.
Inaction by Congress and the Trump administration is threatening a fund that supports coal miners suffering from black lung disease.
Coal miners urge lawmakers to extend a tax that benefits miners sick with black lung disease.
The Kentucky Senate's top leader has presented a last-minute plan to reduce the beleaguered coal industry's costs to cover claims by workers suffering from black lung disease.
WHITESBURG, Ky. (WTVQ/CNN) - Coal miners in Eastern Kentucky are concerned that President-Elect Donald Trump's plan to repeal Obamacare may mean they'll lose black...
New data show many more coal miners across Appalachia suffering from the most serious form of black lung disease than federal regulators previously reported.
Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Bob Casey are unveiling legislation aimed at ensuring fairer treatment for coal miners with black lung disease as they pursue benefits claims.