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September 5, 2019

Union head: Climate plans must accommodate coal workers

  • Democratic presidential candidates are jostling to promote clean energy and move the country away from fossil fuels such as oil and coal.
  • By MATTHEW DALY
    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidates seeking to address climate change must account for thousands of coal workers whose jobs are at risk because of mine closures and competition from cheaper natural gas, the head of the largest coal miners' union said Wednesday.

    Cecil Roberts, president of the United Mine Workers of America, said the Green New Deal and other climate plans threaten union members' jobs and their families' standard of living.


     
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