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Unions Tout Waxman-Markey As Alternative To 'Green' Deal, Carbon Tax

January 09, 2019
Seven energy-related labor unions are urging Congress to revisit the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade climate bill that passed the House in 2009 in lieu of both a carbon tax and a so-called “Green New Deal” that are gaining political traction, putting further strain on an already divided Democratic caucus. The unions last month crafted a position paper , "Preliminary Labor Positions on Climate Change Legislation," that expresses worry about the job implications of a carbon tax and "grave concerns about unrealistic solutions"...

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