Evan Smith – Don’t Forget Coalfields That Built Nation

Coming from coal mining people in Letcher County, KY, Evan Smith is a lawyer specializing in black lung cases with the Appalachian Citizens Law Center. In this commentary, Smith talks about the tough decisions mining families are making as the current coal bust looks more permanent. He calls on the nation to free up resources, such as money from the Abandoned Mine Lands Fund, to invest in the coalfields communities that have contributed so much to building and securing our country.   

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