DOL Seeking Comment on Black Lung Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor Office of Worker’s Compensation Programs has put out a call to the public to gather input for its proposed Black Lung Benefits Act rule, which would provide coal miners more rapid access to benefits as well as increased access to their health records.

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L&L Fined for Fraud

Just two months after its chief operating officer Dickson Lee was sentenced to prison for securities fraud, the now-defunct Seattle-based L&L Energy has been handed down its own punishment for fraud by a federal court.

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