Posts Tagged ‘coal’

Feb
2014
27

Laid Off IL Coal Miners Sue for Health Benefits, Companies Claim They Never Signed CBA

  Nearly 190 coal miners laid off in December are claiming in a federal lawsuit that they are owed 12 months of health insurance according to their collective bargaining agreement.  The affected worked at the Crown III mine in Macoupin County, Illinois.  The lawsuit names Springfield Coal Company and Tri-County Coal.   Attorneys for the...
Nov
2013
20

At United Nations Climate Summit, International Energy Agency Chief Touts LNG Over Coal

At United Nations Climate Summit, International Energy Agency Chief Touts LNG Over Coal
  Speaking at the United Nations climate summit in Warsaw, International Energy Agency (IEA) chief economist Fatih Birol downplayed the role of tar sands oil in global warming suggesting the real long-term problem is meeting the demand of growing Asian markets. If Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) can makes its way to Asia in lieu of [&hellip...
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Oct
2013
31

Modern Must-Read: The Systematic Denial of Health Benefits to Black Lung Victims by the Coal and Medical Industries

Modern Must-Read: The Systematic Denial of Health Benefits to Black Lung Victims by the Coal and Medical Industries
  A new series of articles from the Center for Public Integrity’s Chris Hamby — “Breathless and Burdened: Dying from Black Lung, Buried by Law and Medicine” — provides in-depth detail of how lawyers and doctors prevent coal miners with black lung disease from receiving benefits.  Using law firms like Jackson Kelly, PLLC...