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Readers pass along a lot of stuff every week about natural gas, fractivist antics, emissions, renewables, and other news relating to energy. As usual, emphasis is added.
This is such welcome news:
A coalition of labor, business and civic leaders on Thursday launched an organization to advocate for western Pennsylvania’s traditional and manufacturing industries.
Organizers of Pittsburgh Works Together spoke to a crowd at the city’s Heinz History Center about the necessity of construction, manufacturing and building trades in the region. The new group is the vision of The Builders Guild of Western Pennsylvania — an initiative of local unions and contractor associations, the Pittsburgh Regional Building Trades Council, major companies and civic leaders.
It’s a response to a growing “anti-working family campaign by various interest groups who have targeted steel, natural gas, construction and other traditional industries in an effort to gain political and economic power in the region,” according to members, who said they feel these industries have been unfairly criticized in efforts to create “a new, modern Pittsburgh.”
Nick Deluliis, CNX Resources Corp. CEO, said the initiative is about establishing a future that works for everyone, not just “elites and extremists.”
“Pittsburgh Works, to me, is about one thing in the end, and that’s fighting for the soul of this region,” he said.
This is how you do it, folks!
Well, Texas was probably the wrong place to try it, but fractivism just isn’t selling politically:
Super Tuesday also featured U.S. House primary contests in Texas where Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) faced a stiff challenge from a fellow Democrat.
Cuellar represents the Eagle Ford Shale Play and is a strong supporter of oil and natural gas while his primary challenger, Jessica Cisneros, backs the Green New Deal and was endorsed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). Politico reported that environmental activist groups poured money into an effort boosting Cisneros:
“Liberal groups are laying a $1 million-plus bet that they can persuade voters in this oil-soaked corner of South Texas to elect a progressive, ‘Green New Deal’ supporter while ousting one of the Democratic Party’s most conservative members of Congress.”
E&E News even asked if Cisneros is “the next Ocasio-Cortez,” which was a stark contrast to Cuellar’s acknowledgement of the importance of Texas’ oil and natural gas industry. As his campaign explained:
“Oil and gas provides more than 100,000 well-paying jobs in the 28th, and local schools and governments rely on the sector for millions of dollars of revenue annually, he added. ‘You start taking away these things that produce revenue and fund schools, and we got problems.’”
On Tuesday, Cuellar emerged victorious in the primary in a local rebuke against politicians who want to ban oil and natural gas production.
Pennsylvania is probably not a good place to try either. Just sayin’…