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Virginia Law Students Take On Coal Industry

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Virginia Law Students Take On Coal Industry

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Virginia Law Students Take On Coal Industry

Virginia Law Students Take On Coal Industry

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Coal miners who file claims for black lung – caused by coal dust getting trapped in their lungs — face federal bureaucrats, well-funded lawyers for coal companies and, sometimes, years of appeals. And it's nearly impossible for miners to find a lawyer to take their cases.

But law students at Washington and Lee University in Virginia are evening the odds for miners.

Scott Finn from West Virginia Public Broadcasting reports.