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As coal mines close, displaced miners find work in renewable energy boom

A battery startup in West Virginia and the mineworkers union may have a blueprint for those left behind in the energy transition.
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Advocates urge Congress to update black lung program

The Black Lung Benefits Improvement Act would increase monthly benefits for retired miners and ensure miners’ access to legal representation.
The forgotten role of coal miners in founding the environmental movement

The forgotten role of coal miners in founding the environmental movement

Auto unions, farm workers, and civil rights activists were also instrumental.
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Ewan Gibbs: How coal miners and factory workers helped found the environmental movement

The green movement has more to thank workers in polluting industries than you might expect.
Kentucky coal company faces federal charges for faking coal dust tests

Kentucky coal company faces federal charges for faking coal dust tests

A federal court issued an indictment against a coal company for falsifying coal dust tests. It could mean penalties and jail time.
How the Schumer-Manchin climate bill might impact you and change U.S.

How the Schumer-Manchin climate bill might impact you and change U.S.

The package, while smaller than Democrats’ initial ambitions, would transform huge sectors of the U.S. economy and affect millions of Americans
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