Canadian Oil and Gas Workers, Many Unions, Now Oppose Keystone XL Pipeline

Amidst the ongoing jobs-vs-environment debate, however, one voice is noticeably absent: the bitumen workers in Canada who are largely against long-term tar sands extraction and the building of the pipeline.

“We’re diametrically opposed to the construction of it,” said David Coles, president of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP), which represents 35,000 Canadian oil and gas workers, including thousands laboring in the country’s tar sands. “The Keystone XL is not good for the economy, it’s not good for the environment, it violates all kinds of First Nations rights.”

 

http://dissidentvoice.org/2013/05/exposed-canadian-oil-and-gas-workers-many-unions-now-oppose-keystone-xl-pipeline/

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