Author: Douglas Soule

Fact-check: Are Black Lung Cases at a 25-year High?

Are cases of black lung disease, a scourge of the coal-mining industry, more numerous today than in recent memory? That’s the message of a joint press release by U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. Black lung disease, also called coal workers’ pneumoconiosis, is caused by dusts […]

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