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President Trump’s Order on Offshore Energy Development: Sound Energy Policy to Create Jobs and Build Economy

Washington, D.C. (April 28, 2017) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement today regarding President Donald Trump’s America-First Offshore Energy Strategy Executive Order:

For the men and women who build America’s energy infrastructure, President Donald Trump’s Executive order embracing offshore energy development is a welcome sign that means good jobs and more affordable energy.

 

America’s energy needs are vast and growing. With today’s executive order, we have opened up opportunities to develop our own domestic energy resources to meet those needs and to safely develop our resources.

 

LIUNA commends President Trump for forging a sound energy policy that has the potential to create thousands of good blue collar jobs in the energy industry, boost the economy, and power America’s homes and businesses now and in the future.

 

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The half-million members of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – are on the forefront of the construction industry, a powerhouse of workers who are proud to build America.