Thu, Dec 14, 2017

Fossil fuels are vital to America’s energy future

International President Newton B. Jones
International President Newton B. Jones
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The Washington Times

President Trump’s commitment to fossil fuels could mark a turning point in America’s energy future. Certainly, expanded federal support for coal, natural gas and petroleum would create jobs for workers engaged in field construction, coal mining, petroleum and natural gas extraction, transportation and other industries.

With thousands of union Boilermakers employed in these industries across the United States and Canada, the Boilermakers union welcomes the opportunity for more work. At the same time, we recognize that our nation and the global community must take steps to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions created when fossil fuels are burned.

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