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Statement by LIUNA General President on Moniz Confirmation as Energy Secretary

Statement by LIUNA General President on Moniz Confirmation as Energy Secretary

Washington, D.C. (May 17, 2013) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA - the Laborers’ International Union of North America – issued the following statement on yesterday’s confirmation of Ernest J. Moniz as U.S. Secretary of Energy:

“America is on the cusp of an energy renaissance. Conservation, technological innovation and the utilization of a wide range of energy resources have put us on track to achieve North American energy independence within the next five years. This is an exciting time to take the reins of the U.S. Energy Department and also a time of great responsibility. Strong federal leadership will needed to achieve this extraordinary goal.

“LIUNA looks forward to working with Secretary Moniz in support of President Obama’s “all-ofthe-above” energy strategy and helping to ensure that working men and women in America reap the full benefits of the coming energy boom, which has the potential to generate an unprecedented upswing in U.S. economic vitally and end our industry’s enduring unemployment crisis.”