Skip to comments.Unions Furious at Obama for Killing Pipeline Jobs
Posted on 11/10/2011 4:04:51 PM PST by Driftwood1
Statement of Terry OSullivan, General President of LIUNA, On Delay of Keystone XL Pipeline Construction
Washington, D.C. (November 10, 2011) Terry OSullivan, General President of LIUNA the Laborers International Union of North America made the following statement today in response to the U.S. State Department delay of the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline:
Environmentalists formed a circle around the White House and within days the Obama Administration chose to inflict a potentially fatal delay to a project that is not just a pipeline, but is a lifeline for thousands of desperate working men and women. The Administration chose to support environmentalists over jobs job-killers win, American workers lose.
Environmental groups from the Natural Resources Defense Council to the Sierra Club may be dancing in the streets, having delayed and possibly stopped yet another project that would put men and women back to work. While they celebrate, pipeline workers will continue to lose their homes and livelihoods.
We had hoped the decision would have been made on the basis of economics, facts and the best interests of the nation, not on the basis of a political calculation.
The State Department should have been freed to make its decision, and then allowed the state and people of Nebraska to proceed with their concerns through the many avenues available to them. That would have been a sign of the Administrations support for jobs and a recognition that workers cant wait until after the next election for a job.
We are extremely disappointed.
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Yet they will still fill his pockets with money and march in lockstep to vote for the filthy bastard.
LUNA must not be part of the AFL-CIO, Bambi’s main squeeze.
The goons will probably be on the doorstep tomorrow.
liberals running into each other again.
Ok, I’ll ask the $64,000 question: why does building a pipeline require unionization of its workers?
Political irony and Schadenfreude at its best.
Unions and Pipeline Jobs?
What makes them think they OWN this job sector, like so many others?
Where can I can get me some non-Union petrol?
These people should get federal jobs, like all other good union democrats...
Well, unfortunately a lot of it is imported. That probably isn't union-thug gas.
As a past member of the U nited Association of Plumbers & Steamfitters i have question my former breythen on their die hard support of dems that are in bed first and foremost with the enviros that do nothing but kill top paying projects...
Yet another reason the government needs to get OUT of private business and let Americans run America.
Screw the environmentalists and screw Obama.
The workforce for the companies that build pipelines is pretty heavily unionized.
Green is a more powerful issue. If the left can get total control over our environment, they control everything in our lives.
The unions, like the black vote, will just do as they're told. The left has these two groups tightly packed into their political lock box.
“The workforce for the companies that build pipelines is pretty heavily unionized.”
Which means that pipeline construction is both unnecessarily expensive and inefficient.
Not to mention, financing the war on American conservatism.
He killing pipeline jobs oil rig job and trucking jobs.
When will America wake up?
OH, this is so delicious! The unions bitching about Obama failing to get them jobs! Don’t they know that Obama is an equal opportunity fu*k*r? If you haven’t been screwed by Obama yet, just wait your turn!
What the heck needs environmental protection in Nebraska?
Its frozen prairie.
Remember these unions are “international” meaning they’re in Canada too. A lot of the pipeline will be on the Canadian side.
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