The National President of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) Dave Coles will be in New York City to oppose the proposed Keystone XL pipeline and call on US President Barack Obama to reject the project.
President Coles will be part of a panel discussion on the role of trade unions in confronting the climate crisis organized by the Worker Institute at Cornell and the Joseph S. Murphy Institute at CUNY.
"As Canada's largest energy union, CEP has always believed strongly that the climate crisis must be addressed in the most pressing terms," said Coles. "It is why we oppose export pipelines such as Keystone XL that sell off our oil resources and kill jobs in the process."
CEP believes that it is necessary to transition away from fossil energies by reducing emissions and investing in green energies while ensuring a just transition for energy workers and their communities. President Dave Coles will represent Canada's energy workers and share this vision during the event in New York.
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