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Tyler White: After witnessing great injustice, Ky. coal industry stands with hard-working miners

Over the past few months we have witnessed a great injustice occur in some of our mining communities as certain bad actors have reportedly failed to pay their hard working men and women the wages they are owed. As the president of a trade organization that represents the coal industry, I am appalled at these unethical business practices. To not pay your employees what they have earned is simply and...

Tyler White: Don’t burden coal country with a tax increase on the industry; coal needs to compete

Black Lung is a terrible disease. Just one case is a case too many. All miners who suffer from black lung must receive the benefits they deserve.  These are indisputable facts. But we need to ensure the systems in place to secure benefits for those who need them are the right solutions. Handled incorrectly, future funding for The Black Lung Disability Trust Fund could do unintended damage...