Donald Trump touted himself as a friend of the coal industry on the campaign trail, but does his love of coal extend to the men and women who mine it? Last week, the U.S. Labor Department’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) published a notice saying that regulations protecting coal miners from black lung disease could soon be headed to the chopping block. The stated purpose of the notice, titled “Regulatory Reform of Existing Standards and Regulations; Retrospective Study of Respirable Coal Mine Dust Rule,” is to revisit the existing standards and regulations to see if they “could be improved ... Read More
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