(WASHINGTON, DC) The House Natural Resources Committee today passed HR 934, the Health Benefits For Miners Act, and HR 935, the Miners Pension Protection Act, by unanimous voice votes. The committee action clears the way for these critical bills to be voted on by the full House of Representatives. More Info
AS COAL MINES SHUTTER ACROSS WEST VIRGINIA, A NONPROFIT IS HELPING UNEMPLOYED MINERS AND LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS MAKE MONEY BY RAISING BEES AND SELLING THEIR HONEY. IT’S EXTRA INCOME FOR THEM AND A BIG BONUS FOR LOCAL ECOSYSTEMS.
“United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman announced the charging of an additional former supervisor and safety official from Armstrong Coal, in addition to the eight previous officials charged by a federal grand jury, for conspiracy to defraud an agency of the United States government by deceit, trickery, and dishonest means. ”
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Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has announced that more than $291 million in funds will be distributed to states and tribes in an effort to eliminate dangerous conditions and pollution caused by former coal mining. The most allocated will be going to Wyoming, who is receiving $87,833,889.
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