Quenton King

McGarvey, coal miner advocates renew push to ease burden of proof for black lung benefits

BY: - December 14, 2023

Kentucky’s lone Democrat in Congress is joining a renewed push to expand benefits for coal miners suffering from black lung and their families and to ease the burden of seeking such benefits.  Rep. Morgan McGarvey of Louisville during a Wednesday afternoon press conference with coal miner advocates from several states said he’s introducing the Relief […]

‘Stackable’ tax credits for smaller renewable energy projects could benefit Eastern Kentucky

BY: - October 30, 2023

A new federal tax credit program to help nonprofits and local governments afford to build small-scale renewable energy projects could benefit communities in Eastern Kentucky and Appalachia in particular, according to an advocate familiar with the program.  Applications for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Low-Income Communities Bonus Credit Program opened earlier this month. The program […]

Advocates for coal miners say MSHA’s proposed silica dust rule needs teeth

BY: - August 8, 2023

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration is hosting a public comment hearing in Beckley on Thursday on a proposed rule that could strengthen silica exposure standards — one of the leading causes of black lung — for coal miners. The proposed rule would, for the first time, implement a separate exposure limit for silica […]