Democrats need to be careful

Democrats need to be careful

Postby dan_s » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:22 am

Pissing off labor unions isn't wise in New York.

Labor union attacks N.Y. Democrats over natural gas project . E&E News
One of the leading labor unions is pressing New York Democrats over their opposition to a 23-mile-long natural gas pipeline extension project meant to connect New York City to Marcellus Shale gas. In a letter Friday, the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) — one of the Democratic Party's most reliable financial contributors — scolded Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler and progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, among others, over their opposition to the Northeast Supply Enhancement Project. The tiff between traditional allies shows the growing unease between the two sides over the issues of climate and natural gas — something creating a lack of consensus from labor unions about the Green New Deal, as well.

Many 2020 Democrats Favor Banning Fracking, Fossil Fuel Exports. That’s Millions of Jobs . Daily Caller
The outlet asked every candidate their positions on a range of energy and environmental policies. Former Vice President Joe Biden was the only Democratic candidate to not respond to any of the Post’s environmental policy questions. Ten Democratic candidates told the Post they favored banning hydraulic fracturing, or fracking — the drilling technique behind the U.S. energy boom that has helped support 10.3 million jobs, according to industry figures. “I favor a ban on new fracking and a rapid end to existing fracking so that we can build a 100 percent clean energy society as soon as possible,” South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg told the Post.
I often wonder if Democrats are really this dumb. First, fracking has been proven not to be a threat to ground water. Second, without fracking the industry cannot produce the clean burning natural gas that is absolutely necessary for the transition to more wind & solar energy. Large wind and solar farms must have gas fired power plants for backup. Third, Labor Unions care a lot more about jobs than they do about AOC's "Green New Deal", which will go down as one of the dumbest things ever proposed by a political candidate and that means it is really dumb.
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