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.


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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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Special interest!! and guess to which political party he belongs to?!
Rep Koenig "...Well, we will find out if it's a problem" Obviously not a problem for him or anyone he knows.
breathing in dust particles all day long. What could go wrong? Every single of those men in the cave, should be wearing a full face mask with oxygen being fed into it. I dont get how OHSA doesnt step in
people are acting like its just trump's fault. both parties are different flavors of shit.
Coal miners have been dying of cancer for years and years. The families are poor. They live from paycheck to paycheck. The extremely wealthy mine owners do not do anything to help these people . This medical system does not take care of these dying men either. The sludge from coal is polluting water-ground water and streams and even rivers. To increase the coal production and not put effort into finding alternative energy methods is a political issue.
I know it would cost more money but why aren't miners working in something like a spacesuit. The coming medical costs will exceed the expenditures.
this is just another of example of poor people voting against their interest
no matter what the treatment is it should be free of charge to the miner considering all his hard work and sacrifice. I am my brothers keeper.
Screw Appalachia ... they voted for trump & now they’ll reap what they sew .. coal company’s have raped the states & made billions all the way to Wall Street & the industry is thankfully dying why?? Not because of dems it’s because there’s cheaper ways of producing energy & Appalachia can’t adapt & if you can’t adapt you can’t survive , just think if they embraced clean energy they could change the tides & if as much effort was put into clean energy in these states more jobs would be produced but they support trump who’s a New York business man that views people as commodities & as an expense & if there’s a chance to maximize profits that human expense will be cut immediately not matter how much work they put in ... get out of your backwoods ways of thinking Appalachia... if you can help in that is ... I’m sure generations of backwoods inbreeding probably doesn’t develop the smartest human beings & the current state of Appalachia is proof 😆
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" 🙄
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"We will see if this is a problem" idiot
Why dont the wear mask honestly
This ain’t trumps fault. Wear a respirator


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

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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.