New LNS Report: The Keystone Pipeline Debate

New LNS Report: The Keystone Pipeline Debate

→  November 18, 2013

According to a new report released today by the E3 Network and the Labor Network for Sustainability, replacing aging wastewater, drinking water, and gas distribution pipes in Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas can create more jobs and better jobs in the pipeline and construction industries than the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The Keystone XL [...]

Dirty vs. Green Jobs: Labor’s Keystone Dilemma

Dirty vs. Green Jobs: Labor’s Keystone Dilemma

→  March 12, 2012

[by Brendan Smith and Jeremy Brecher] These are tough times to be a construction worker in America. While other sectors of the economy are showing signs of life, the unemployment rate in the construction industry is getting worse, not better - rising from 13% to 16% in January. It is against this backdrop [...]

24 Hours to Stop the Pipeline - Sign the Petition NOW!

24 Hours to Stop the Pipeline - Sign the Petition NOW!

→  February 13, 2012

The fight against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline has reached another crucial turning point. Big Oil has teamed up with Republicans in Congress to push a bill that would strip away decision making authority from the President and allow the Senate to resurrect the project. As rumors fly around Capitol Hill, Keystone opponents are gearing [...]

Keystone XL opponents need a jobs program

Keystone XL opponents need a jobs program

→  February 2, 2012

[by Brendan Smith and Jeremy Brecher; crossposted with Grist] Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline are taking a well-deserved victory lap. The Obama administration’s decision to reject TransCanada’s pipeline proposal — at least for now — represents an historic win for the environmental movement, and reveals the potency of the emerging alignment [...]