United Mine Workers Of America News
How Trump's EPA Pick, Scott Pruitt, Has Favored State Over Federal Authority on the Environment
As Scott Pruitt, President-elect Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency, testifies before the Senate today for his confirmation hearing, many pundits have noted that, if approved, he would make an unconventional administrator, largely because of the degree to which he built
Lawmakers Propose Overhaul to Federal Black Lung Program
Senator Sees Uphill Battle Against Lobbying Interests for Black Lung Benefits Bill
Lawmakers Want Tougher Legislation for Black Lung Miners
U.S. senators are crafting legislation to reform the black lung benefits program, using a series of reports by ABC News and the Center for Public Integrity as a guide, Sen. Robert Casey said Monday. "The system didn't work" for ailing miners, Casey said in an interview. "Their government failed
BP Chief Hayward 'Not Involved' in Gulf Well Decision
Once Known as a 'Ninja Turtle,' BP CEO Tony Hayward Faces Heat From Angry Congress, Accused of Being Oblivious to BP's Risky Practices
Embattled BP Chief Hayward Taking Back Seat in Gulf Response
BP Managing Director Robert Dudley, an American, Is Taking Over the Company's Oil Spill Response
Coal Mining: Could Robots Do Humans' Dirty Work?
Coal mining has long been one of the most dangerous jobs in the world . But with so many advances in communications and robotics technology, why do humans still need to do it? Especially in the aftermath of the coal mine explosion that rocked West Virginia earlier this week, the issue seems even
Coal Mining Industry Ducks Punishment For Safety Sins By 'Clogging the System' With Appeals, Critics Say
Large Mining Firms Like Massey Energy Avoid Tough Penalties By Fighting Two Out of Three Fines
Mine Owner Faces Old Foes After Collapse
Bob Murray, Staunch Critic of Unions and Environmentalists, Rebuked for Comments
Mountain Mama! Biden blows into West Virginia
ABC News' Matthew Jaffe Reports: Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., Friday swept into West Virginia, the first stop the Democratic ticket has made in the Mountain State. “We plan on competing right to the very end for every single vote here...
Biden Says No to Coal Plants in America
ABC News' Matthew Jaffe reports: A conflict over clean coal is brewing on the campaign trail after video surfaced of Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., telling an anti-pollution campaigner in Ohio that he does not support coal plants in America. Approached...