In wake of President Trump’s stance on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions, some states have taken it upon themselves to introduce legislation that would curb greenhouse gas emissions by taxing fossil fuel products and emissions.
In this editorial piece, author Neil Kearns discusses a recent Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that highlights the precarious position miners and their estates find themselves in when seeking compensation under the amendments to the Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA). Kearns questions Congress’ inaction and stresses the importance of legislators taking steps to improve the lives of those living in coal country.
A recent shortage of truck drivers has left the agriculture industry in a bind. Trucking serves as one of the main forms of transportation for agricultural goods, and like most industries, agriculture is dependent on transportation to move its products and receive supplies. Editor Caitlyn Barnes discusses the impact the shortage will have on the United States economy.
The utility industry led the private sector in union membership in 2018, with a relatively high unionization rate of 20.1 percent. In this post, staff editor Zachary Atwell discusses the importance of § 301 of the Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA) to employees and employers, and how the act affects labor disputes involving collective bargaining agreements.
The purpose behind Medicaid is to allow access to healthcare to low-income individuals, but Kentucky’s HEALTH Medicaid waiver may not give farmers that option. KJEANRL editor Marina Kirtland addresses the alarming issue in this interesting read.
In this blog post, 3L Sabrina Castille writes about the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians and their sovereign immunity following their legal battle with the State of Washington over a crib wall gone wrong.