Why a California oil workers union is backing clean energy - News Summed Up

Why a California oil workers union is backing clean energy


In California, building trades unions have fought against limiting oil and gas extraction and won industry-friendly changes to climate policies. That opposition is driven partly by uncertainty about what comes next if traditional energy jobs go away. So it’s worth slowing down to examine a groundbreaking new report — endorsed by 19 unions, including two representing thousands of California oil workers — that offers a preview of what the path forward might look like. AdvertisementThe report estimates the Golden State could create 418,000 clean energy jobs per year through a program to cut climate pollution in half over the next decade. He acknowledged that giving up good-paying jobs for an unknown future isn’t an easy idea for him and his fellow oil workers to accept.


Source: Los Angeles Times June 10, 2021 12:56 UTC



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