YOU SHOULD KNOW…
313,000 jobs. That’s what our latest report with the AFL-CIO says can be created and sustained by moving up the timeline of repairing and replacing America’s natural gas pipelines from its current 30-year rate to a 10-year schedule. In addition, we’d stop 81 million metric tons of greenhouse gases from being emitted, save consumers an additional $1.5 billion, and grow the U.S. Gross Domestic Product by over $37 billion.
Good ruling for workers – While the legislative fight over right-to-work (for less) law in Indiana is long over, opponents of the misguided measure got some hope with a court ruling last week that the law is unconstitutional. The court ruled it “null and void,” and that the state cannot enforce it. The state’s Attorney General is requesting a delay in putting the decision into effect. (Northwest Indiana Times)
Struggle for clean water – The EPA has faced obstacle after obstacle in its attempt to ensure Americans get clean water. (The Hill)