Black Lung Excise Tax Extension Sign On Letter

Throughout the year, we have worked with diverse allies to spur Congress to act to protect Black Lung Benefits. Despite these efforts, the excise tax which supports the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund -- a modest fee on every ton of coal sold domestically -- is scheduled to be cut by more than half on December 31st. This sign on letter urges Congress to do right by our miners and extend the tax before they go home for Christmas. Click here to view the pdf.