Trumka: Climate Change Solutions Must Emphasize Job Creation

June 26, 2013

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released the following statement on President Obama’s climate change initiatives that he announced yesterday.   

We welcome President Obama’s announcement yesterday that he will work closely with all stakeholders, including labor and business leaders, as well as state governments, as he develops an ambitious plan to address climate change, advance new energy-efficient technology, and create good jobs. As President Obama said in the State of the Union address, the best way to address the twin problems of climate change and a weak economy is for Congress to pass comprehensive energy legislation.

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