Rockefeller Urges Obama Administration to Move Quickly on Black Lung Rule

August 6, 2013

There is an alarming increase the number of coal miners—including younger and younger miners-- diagnosed with deadly black lung disease. But a proposed federal rule limiting miners’ exposure to the coal dust that causes black lung is stuck in regulatory limbo and Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) has urged President Obama to end the delays and move the rule “as expeditiously as possible.”

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