Los Angeles Times

Editorial: Congress should ensure that aid to black lung sufferers is there when they need it

Although the future of American electricity production will center on renewable sources, such as solar and wind, coal still fuels the plants generating about 30% of the power that lights and cools our homes, runs factory machinery and keeps computers like the ones used to produce this editorial working. This coal-fired energy pathway begins, often, under the Appalachian Mountains, where generations of miners have hewed the black rock from subterranean seams.

It’s dangerous work, and not

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times3 min read
Matt Fink Steps In For Injured Kedon Slovis And USC Defense Holds Off No. 10 Utah
LOS ANGELES - The scene felt so painfully familiar: USC's quarterback pasted to the turf, unable to get up, an anxious crowd collectively holding its breath, a lingering sense of dread settling over the Coliseum. Just three weeks earlier, JT Daniels
Los Angeles Times4 min readPolitics
Democratic Presidential Candidates Are Campaigning In Puerto Rico. Advocates Say That's Not Enough
Julian Castro chose Puerto Rico for his first campaign stop. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard visited the island to support protesters as they called for the island governor's removal. Sen. Amy Klobuchar stopped by a San Juan school damaged by Hurricane Maria. Man
Los Angeles Times5 min read
Bill Plaschke: On Improbable Night, Trojans Live Up To Their Motto And Silence Critics
LOS ANGELES_The starting quarterback was flattened. The head coach was fired. The season was cooked. The penalties were dumb, the defense was disintegrating, and a football team was on the verge of a collapse that would have plunged a desperate progr