Coal Miners Are Dying Of Black Lung — A Kentucky Law Could Make It Harder To Claim Benefits (HBO)

Coal Miners Are Dying Of Black Lung — A Kentucky Law Could Make It Harder To Claim Benefits (HBO)

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Coal is the official state mineral of Kentucky.


About: Coal Miners Are Dying Of Black Lung — A Kentucky Law Could Make It Harder To Claim Benefits (HBO)

“I mean, it's anti-science, is what it is. It's absurd,” says Wes Addington, a lawyer at the Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center
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Trump doesn't ensure state laws, neither does he ensure federal laws. Black Lung has always been a problem. The executive office (including the president) cannot do anything about this epidemic and it's basically Adam Koenig's fault in this issue for representing the bill and causing it to be signed by the governor in the first place. Donald Trump had nothing to do with the bill in the first place as while he signs federal law, he doesn't sign state law. Blaming one for another's actions isn't going to fix any issues, rather cause more. Complaining and protesting about black lung isn't going to do you any good, so why not actually act upon it by starting a petition? By the way, didn't the people vote to keep coal mines the standard? Once again, blaming the government does NOT affect anything, it just puts slander to the name of people that actually want to make a difference, whether they fail at it or not. After all, we are living under a democracy, so it could logically be the people's fault in this issue.
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If i were a coal miner i would wear a gas mask
Quick idea why don't you give them masks with air filters
just wear a gas mask and use a safe filter and your done i guess
"Give us back our jobs, I don't care if it's killing me and our planet" 🙄
0:53 american accent
"We will see if this is a problem" idiot
Why dont the wear mask honestly
This ain’t trumps fault. Wear a respirator
Republicans dont care about there Voters, they dont know shit about the Bill's they pass and they all hurt people
Proof that the American polictcal system is fucked
Why Don't they use oxygen mask?
I mean 2 decades ago you could’ve just worked in a office or a store but why a mine? Do you get like payed more? People know the consequences of working in a coal mine like the mine collapsing
Can they use mouth masks
I don't understand why they don't just wear some type of mask to prevent this. Am I missing something?
Why don't miners where respirator masks? Like actual ones with filters not just the hospital mask looking ones.
How is this guy trying to pass a law to decrease the doctors that can determine if the patient has black lung or not. If he hasn’t even done any research to know if a radiologist or a pulmonologist is better to examine the patients.
What i tink of the unite state is that it is a butiful country!! But if you have no mony and someting happend to you your dead... That the butiful ting in the netherlands here if someting happend to you. You get helped by the goverment thats the ressone we pay so much tax. But im happy i pay so much tax becuas if my dad or some one else get cancer they can help him! And dont let him die becuas he doesn't have momeny ! love the Netherlands <3

Coal stock

Coal is extracted from the ground by coal mining, either underground by shaft mining, or at ground level by open pit mining extraction.


Coal is primarily used as a solid fuel to produce electricity and heat through combustion. World coal consumption was about 7.25 billion tonnes in 2010 The price of coal increased from around $30.00 per short ton in 2000 to around $150.00 per short ton as of September 2008. In early 2015, it was trading near $56/ton.