Support for Coal Miners with Black Lung Disease and Communities Struggling with the Decline of the Coal Industry

Information and updates on federal policy initiatives to support workers and communities struggling with the decline of coal, including: the RECLAIM Act, the POWER Initiative, and policy solutions for coal miners struggling with black lung disease and who are under threat of losing their pensions.


Learn about the movement led by communities across the country to pass this legislation

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This site was launched in 2016 as part of an effort raise awareness and coordination around the recently proposed "POWER Initiative" to assist coal communities in making a transition to a just and sustainable economy as the industry declines (hence, "POWER+ for the People"). The site has evolved to focus on other federal just transition policy issues, including the RECLAIM Act and issues facing miners with black lung disease. The site is maintained by the Appalachian Citizens' Law Center, in collaboration with partner groups across the country fighting for this legislation.