Friday, June 06, 2003

Blue - Green Alliance Lives

Labor unions and environmentalists have been having some rough times with some unions arguing full steam for oil drilling in the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge and against vehicle emission standards. So it's nice to see them working together in a coalition known as the Apollo Alliance.
Ten labor unions, including the steelworkers and auto workers, urged presidential candidates yesterday to back a 10-year, $300 billion research plan that would promote energy efficiency, reduce dependence on foreign oil and preserve manufacturing jobs....

The plan calls for more financing for high-speed rail and fuel-cell technology, for building pipelines and storage facilities to support hydrogen-powered cars and for expanding the use of solar and wind power.
Check out their website here.