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 [...]

Petition Against Keystone XL and Tar Sands Pipeline

Petition Against Keystone XL and Tar Sands Pipeline

→  October 18, 2011

[The following petition, initiated by Tar Sands Action, calls on the labor movement to oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline.] Dear sisters and brothers: Recently we signed this on-line petition “Labor Movement Against the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline”  and we would like to encourage others in labor to do the same (in personal capacity). You can sign here: [...]

Transportation Unions and Climate Change

Transportation Unions and Climate Change

→  April 7, 2010

Transportation is the second biggest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions after electricity generation.  The US transportation system alone produces more greenhouse gasses than any country in the world except China. About one half of the transportation emissions comes from commercial transportation—trucks, planes, ships, rail, and buses. The other half comes from private automobiles. Serious efforts to [...]

Unions call for Science-Based Reductions in Greenhouse Gases

Unions call for Science-Based Reductions in Greenhouse Gases

→  January 15, 2010

Over the past couple of years, the American labor movement has become an enthusiastic supporter of expanding “green jobs” that fight global warming. But policies to reduce carbon emissions to levels scientists say are safe have been a harder pill to swallow. Now, in a significant breakthrough, three significant unions have come out [...]