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EPA rules will not effectively impact world climate change

Newton B. Jones, Intl. President

Global collaboration on CCS technology is key to containing CO2

THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT has largely succeeded in vilifying coal usage in America’s power generation systems through their strategic and political alliances, legal challenges and media campaigns. They have a powerful voice and a strong commitment to their cause. Even so, it appears that they have become so consumed with their narrow effort to kill coal in America that they've lost sight of what it will really take to rein in the world’s CO2 emissions.

Reporter  V52N2

L-374’s Brumfield urges environmental and economic balance

IN A GUEST editorial published in the Evansville Courier & Press May 30, Local 374 (Hammond, Ind.) Business Agent Timothy Brumfield makes a compelling case to balance the concern for a healthy environment with the need for a healthy economy and good jobs. Brumfield’s commentary followed an air permit meeting for a new fertilizer plant being planned for southern Indiana – and the seemingly automatic opposition by the Sierra Club and another environmental group.

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Capitol Hill brinkmanship imperils U.S. Navy

Newton B. Jones, Intl. President

Sequestration will hit shipbuilders, country hard

AS THIS COLUMN is being written, it appears that Congress will fail to halt the automatic, across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration. These cuts will strip away about $500 billion from the U.S. military and an equal amount from discretionary federal spending on a host of necessary programs.


It’s time to renew promise for fossil fuels’ future

Newton B. Jones, Intl. President

“All-of-the-above” remains best energy strategy

EARLY IN HIS first White House term, President Barack Obama took a public position for an “all-of-the-above” energy strategy. That strategy asserted that every energy source should be part of America’s portfolio, including fossil fuels, nuclear power, and renewables.

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Romney win would damage our unions

Newton B. Jones, Intl. President

Challenger places profit ahead of working people

AS THE NOVEMBER 6 general election nears, the United States faces a pivotal decision about its future. Do we elect a champion of working people or a champion of big business? It is a simple question, but the answer carries far-reaching implications.

Reporter  V51N3

War against coal is hurting America

Newton B. Jones, International President

U.S. must re-assess its path to reliable energy

ACROSS THE NATION, thousands of good-paying jobs are disappearing and the communities that depend on them are withering as scores of coal-fired power plants shut their doors.

Reporter  V51N2

Debates highlight GOP’s war against labor

Newton B. Jones, International President

Party candidates vie for extremist mantle

THE GOP PRESIDENTIAL debates have illustrated just how far right the Republican Party has shifted — and the struggle that awaits organized labor should one of their candidates succeed in unseating President Obama in November.

Reporter  V51N1

Austerity measures threaten national security

Newton B. Jones, International President

THE FAILURE OF the congressional “super committee” to reach agreement on $1.2 trillion in budget cuts over the next 10 years creates a super-sized problem for the security of the United States. Without intervention by Congress, automatic cuts will go into effect in 2013, and the Defense Department will shoulder half of the rollback.

Reporter  V50N4

Convention strengthens Brotherhood

Newton B. Jones, International President

NOTHING SHAPES OUR Brotherhood more dramatically and profoundly than our consolidated conventions. This has been true throughout our long history. Our conventions bring together the ideas, innovation, and ingenuity of our members — allowing us to develop workable solutions to the challenges we face.

In this regard, I believe the 32nd Consolidated Convention this past July will serve us especially well.

Reporter  V50N3

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