Hello, my name is Lee Geisse. I’m a member of the United Steelworkers, and I’ve been working for the BlueGreen Alliance in Ohio for two years now helping to bring union members and environmentalists together to fight for good jobs that are also good for our environment.
Over the last six weeks, I’ve been working with members of our partner unions to bring the voice of labor in support of the recently proposed greenhouse gas limits for new power plants. Overall, over 2 million comments of support have been sent to the Environmental Protection Agency, and through our work in Ohio, we’ve contributed thousands of labor voices to that staggering sum.
Union members and environmentalists in my state have been working hard to support this important standard. It will spur innovation — and create jobs — ensuring the energy we generate is cleaner, and it is an important step to combating climate change, which we care about.
Union members are often on the front lines in the fight against pollution. We’re often the ones whose lives and health are put at risk first. That’s why protections like these are so important to us.
The comment period for this standard wraps up Monday, so make sure to submit your comment of support now.