Four labor unions and two environmental organizations today announced their support for comprehensive cap-and-trade climate change legislation in 2009. The Blue Green Alliance and its partner organizations said this legislation is an effective way to rapidly put millions of Americans back to work building a clean energy economy and to reduce global warming emissions to avoid the worst effects of climate change.
“We believe that climate change legislation is a critical step to jumpstarting the U.S. economy,” said Leo Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers. “And we agree that the U.S. must significantly reduce our emissions, something we can accomplish by retaining and creating millions of family-sustaining green jobs in the clean energy economy.”
You can read more about and get involved with the USW's economic renewal campaign by visiting our Make Our Future Work page. To learn more about the Steelworkers' involvement with the Blue Green Alliance, click here.
For the rest of today's story about the Blue Green Alliance's push to pass climate change legislation this year, click here.