Letter Urges Including American Energy Worker Opportunity Act in Build Back Better
In a new letter to Senate Majority Leader Schumer (D-NY) and Chair Wyden (D-OR) members of the BlueGreen Alliance urged them to ensure the budget reconciliation package includes targeted funding for dislocated energy workers. The letter said, “America’s energy transition is well underway, but a transition that is fair for workers and communities isn’t something that will happen organically. Prioritizing and targeting federal resources to workers and communities in places impacted by this shift must be a deliberate choice.”
The groups called for support of a new bill unveiled last week authored by Sens. Sherrod Brown (D- OH), Bob Casey (D-PA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Tina Smith (D-MN), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) called the American Energy Worker Opportunity Act.
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