Citing Jobs and Environment, More Unions Backing EPA

Citing Jobs and Environment, More Unions Backing EPA

→  April 21, 2011

by Jeremy Brecher and Brendan Smith At the start of 2011, as the energy corporations, the US Chamber of Commerce, and the Tea Party right launched their assault on environmental protection and the EPA, it looked like public opinion and organized labor might just be swept along. Instead, much of the public and the labor [...]

EPA Regulation of Greenhouse Gasses Is Good for Labor: Five Reasons Why

EPA Regulation of Greenhouse Gasses Is Good for Labor: Five Reasons Why

→  November 29, 2010

With the collapse of climate protection legislation in Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency, acting under a mandate from the US Supreme Court, is stepping in to regulate the greenhouse gas emissions that are causing climate change.  At the end of 2009 it issued an “endangerment finding” that greenhouse gases in the atmosphere “threaten the public [...]

Backgrounder on Labor, Climate, and the EPA

Backgrounder on Labor, Climate, and the EPA

→  November 4, 2010

[by the Labor Network for Sustainability; a footnoted version is available here.] With the collapse of climate protection legislation in Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency is stepping in to regulate the greenhouse gas emissions that are causing climate change.  While American labor unions have been heavily involved in the discussion of climate legislation and green [...]