By addressing climate change and getting the systems we rely on prepared for climate change, we can create good jobs for workers, make our systems more efficient and reduce pollution, and protect our families and communities.
California, Infrastructure, Climate Change, Natural Resources Defense Council, Communications Workers of America, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, United Steelworkers, Utility Workers Union of America, Sierra Club
The United Nations Climate Summit convenes in New York City with President Obama and over 100 world leaders. An announcement by President Obama effectively steps up U.S. engagement in global efforts to address climate change.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced federal funding for transit authorities to help prevent damage from future storms—like that caused by Hurricane Sandy in New York City, New Jersey and the surrounding region two years ago.
Congressmen David McKinley (R-WV) and Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced legislation that would support workers and communities during America’s energy transition, create opportunities to grow new jobs, encourage investment, and jumpstart new technologies.
Three representatives of the BlueGreen Alliance will testify today during the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s hearing on the Clean Power Plan—a proposal to put the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants—in Pittsburgh, PA.