Michael "Flip" Wilson stopped working as a miner more than a year ago. Then the hard work began.
Coal companies, their lawyers and their hand-picked doctors will go to any length -- ethical or not -- to deny the small monthly benefits that stricken miners are due under the Black Lung Benefits Act.
We must keep pressing forward with the legacy of the Mine Safety and Health Act. It is far too important, and too many lives are at stake, to give up now.