Skip to comments.Angering Environmentalists, AFL-CIO Pushes Fossil-Fuel Investment
Posted on 02/07/2014 9:00:58 AM PST by Olog-hai
The nations leading environmental groups are digging their heels in the sand by rejecting President Obamas all-of-the above domestic energy strategywhich calls for pursuing renewable energy sources like wind and solar, but simultaneously expanding oil and gas production.
But it appears the AFL-CIO, the nations largest labor federation, wont be taking environmentalists side in this fight, despite moves toward labor-environmentalist cooperation in recent years. On a recent conference call with reporters, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka endorsed two initiatives reviled by green groups: the Keystone XL pipeline and new natural gas export terminals.
Theres no environmental reason that [the pipeline] cant be done safely while at the same time creating jobs, said Trumka.
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Anyone seriously believe what he said? I think he said it to just gin up the left.
He can’t stay insulated from the heat coming from his membership forever, I think.
AFL-CIO has always supported building the Keystone XL pipeline since it was first proposed.
Barky hosed over the unions in Obamacare.
Why do anything else on Keystone ?
Well let’s turn the tree huggers into soylent fuel!!!
There’s no reason Trumka shouldn’t be in favor of this. Lots of union jobs for Keystone and the LNG export terminal.
It will be interestingto see which of his pressures (membership or Left Wing Glue) will be stronger - unless the whole thing was the usual hot air routine.
I wonder if any RNC staffer will be assigned to reach out to angry union leaders to discuss how they can work with the RNC on JOBS.
Can they fight the power of the pen and the phone? That’s what they admitted into power via the ballot box, or at least pushed for.
As I said about the muzzie/gay thing, the Dems cannot hold all their competing, and polar opposite interests together indefinitely. When it comes apart...and it will...it will be (wait for it)...
Environmentalist and the AFL-CIO? This isn’t my father’s union.
Well, those “environmentalists” recently exported too from resources cheap to third world countries, so they could outrageously hike prices here. From the MSM propaganda sponsored by them, it’s hard to tell who the government-connected commies really are these days.
Unions are feeling totally SCROOOOOD by Obama.
Their survival depended on getting Card Check, and he failed to deliver. Now this.
I love any headline that includes the words “Angering Environmentalists” if their anger has ANY basis in the Climate Change Scam.
Oh Miss! Please bring me an Orville Redenbacker, no butter and a diet coke. I'm trying to cut down on sugar.
Yeah, and in 2004 Kerry was 100 percent in favor of drilling the ANWR, according to Hoffa of the Teamsters.