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Ohio Valley Lawmakers Introduce Black Lung Benefits Bill

West Virginia Morning
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On this West Virginia Morning, two Ohio Valley lawmakers have introduced a bill in Congress to shore up coal miners’ health and pension benefits and restore funding for the federal black lung trust fund. Becca Schimmel reports.

Also on today’s show, a geology professor and music professor spent four years travelling through West Virginia thinking about rocks. Together, they wrote a recently published book titled “Roadside Geology of West Virginia.” Energy and Environment reporter Brittany Patterson sat down with the authors, music professor Christopher Wilkinson and geologist Joe Lebold, to learn more about how geology has shaped the Mountain State and why this unlikely duo wanted to write about it.

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