Hoffa Rejects ‘Drilling Our Way Out’ of Energy Crisis, Demands Long-Term Policy Solutions

Hoffa Rejects ‘Drilling Our Way Out’ of Energy Crisis, Demands Long-Term Policy Solutions

  • This is an interesting evolution. Many labor unions used to fight environmentalists tooth-and-nail, calling them “treehuggers”, because they thought that environmentally sound practices meant an inability to compete, which would mean a loss of jobs. In other words, if strip-mining of coal can’t be done in an environmentally safe manner, then all the miners would lose their jobs.
  • Economists like Hoffa seem to be realizing that if you hurt the environment, you hurt the economy. If you hurt the environment a lot, you hurt the economy a lot. And anytime the economy is hurt, it’s going to be the working class that pays the price. You can take that to the bank, if you can find one that isn’t failing.
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