September 3, 2011
BY MELANIE TROTTMAN
SEPTEMBER 2, 2011
WASHINGTON—The Teamsters union filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration on Friday seeking to block the government’s plan to allow Mexican trucks back into the U.S., in a sign of the growing rift between unions and the administration over trade.
The suit challenges a deal the U.S. signed with Mexico in July to resolve a longstanding dispute over cross-border trucking. The agreement ended a two-decade-long ban on Mexican trucks entering the U.S.
The North American Free Trade Agreement, signed in 1994, called for allowing Mexican truckers into the U.S., but the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Democratic allies in Congress
September 3, 2011
Bloomberg is applauding this! More lost jobs! Of course they are in Va, not NY, so what does he care? This is the big push. The deconstruction of America is progressing nicely.
(Sept. 2, 2011) Just a few days after the GenOn coal burning plant in Alexandria, VA announced their plan to close in October 2012, two other coal burning plants in Virginia are taking a similar path. It was announced that the Chesapeake and Yorktown coal burning plants would close by 2016 and 2015 respectively. The Sierra Club commented on the news last night.
Mr. Bloomberg and the Sierra Club
Published: July 25, 2011
Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York rarely minces his words. He also puts his wealth where his mouth is.
Mr. Bloomberg, who believes that governments are doing too little to address the problem of global warming, is donating $50 million to the Sierra Club’s grass-roots campaign to block the construction of new coal-fired power plants and shut down existing ones. (Coal provides nearly half the nation’s electricity and about one-third of its emissions of carbon dioxide.) In May, he pledged nearly $20 million to C40, a group of cities around the world that are trying to reduce greenhouse gases.