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Bulletin 16: June 24, 2014
Lara Skinner reports for TUED: U.S. Action to Reduce Emissions is Necessary for Global Climate Protection Agreement - Are President Obama’s Proposed EPA Regulations Ambitious Enough? (read more)
BlueGreen Alliance co-chair and United Steelworkers international president Leo Gerard said "President Obama has taken steps to address climate change at a time when it has never been more important. The president and EPA have crafted a proposal that is a starting point for even more important work yet to come.” (read more)

In its official statement, AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka backed US action on global climate change but stressed the EPA rule would have to be managed carefully to minimize the impact on mining jobs. 
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American Nurses Association (ANA)
“The American Nurses Association (ANA) supports the proposal released yesterday by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that aims to significantly reduce carbon emissions and environmental health risks to individuals and communities from power plants...” 
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Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA)
“EPA and other federal agencies must also make certain that these rules are not seized upon as an opportunity to manipulate markets and put reliability at risk through unnecessary and rushed plant retirements…” 
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United Mine Workers of America (UMWA)
"…This is simply a recipe for disaster in American’s coalfields, especially the eastern coalfields. That is where the hammer of this rule will fall the hardest...” 
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International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
“The President spoke eloquently over the weekend about the concerns for public health and cleaner air. Like most Americans, we share those goals. It will do our nation little good however, to achieve these goals at the expense of a balanced energy portfolio capable of meeting the demands of modern society...” 
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Transportation Communications Union (TCU)
“Our Union supports a balanced approach to national climate change that also protects American jobs and the railroads. We share a deep concern that EPA’s regulation of greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act will have a very negative effect on our jobs and the economy.” 
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Unions in Peru and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) are working to build a "People's Climate Space" in Lima this December for COP 20. 
New York unions and allies are preparing for a People's Climate March in Manhattan on September 21.  More information to follow.
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