→ May 4, 2013
[by Jeremy Brecher]
It happens over and over again. A company proposes some big project, environmentalists oppose it, but unions say it will create jobs. Or a government agency proposes new regulations, environmentalists say it will halt pollution, but unions say it will destroy jobs. The result is billed as a conflict of “jobs vs. the [...]
→ February 27, 2013
At its just-completed Executive Council meeting, the AFL-CIO issued a new “Statement on Energy and Jobs.” While the statement is broadly in line with past AFL-CIO policy, it is worth close examination by those concerned about our twin crises of climate and economy.
To evaluate the significance of this statement, it is important to understand [...]
→ May 16, 2012
LNS and 350.org teamed up to design this infographic exposing the false job creation claims of the fossil fuel industry.
Join us in support of the “End Polluter Welfare Act” that would cut $113 billion in subsidies to the coal, oil and gas lobby over the next ten years.
Go to 350.org to sign the petition
Or click [...]
→ April 13, 2012
[by May Boeve and Brendan Smith; original published by Grist]
How many lobbyists does it take to defend billions in subsidies for one of the most profitable industries in the world? 786. That’s the size of the army that oil and gas companies maintain in Washington to strong-arm Congress into bankrolling an industry that is [...]