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“They’re crooks”: Coal industry aims to exploit coronavirus crisis to cut payments to miners with black lung

Some of the largest coal companies in the United States are using the coronavirus crisis to pressure Congress to slash the tax that finances the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, a lifeline for more than 20,000 miners whose lung disease makes them more vulnerable to COVID-19.

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