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Inflation Reduction Act Includes Permanent Funding for Minors Affected by Black Lung

Bence Balla-Schottner

The passage of the Inflation Reduction Act – the Democrats’ climate and health care bill – included one provision that should help miners afflicted by black lung disease. For StateImpact Pennsylvania, The Allegheny Front’s Reid Frazier reports.

Read the full story at: https://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2022/09/06/new-climate-law-has-a-hidden-benefit-for-coal-miners-permanent-funding-for-black-lung/

(Original air-date: 9/7/22)

Reid R. Frazier covers energy for The Allegheny Front. His work has taken him as far away as Texas and Louisiana to report on the petrochemical industry and as close to home as Greene County, Pennsylvania to cover the shale gas boom. His award-winning work has also aired on NPR, Marketplace and other outlets.