As Alaska awaits a decision from President Biden on a major oil and gas development project, the president of the state’s largest labor union is urging the president to approve the plan to build a sustainable “climate future.”
“We hope that he will find it in our favor and we’ll be able to develop this oil field,” Joelle Hall, president of the Alaska American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, said on “Fox & Friends First” Monday.
“America simply must do two things at once: we have to be able to continue to develop natural oil and gas reserves here in Alaska, and we have to be able to build towards a climate future that’s free of these types of carbons,” she continued. “But we have to do two things at once, it’s pretty simple.”
Hall’s comments come as Biden’s decision is expected to be announced this week whether his administration will permit the Willow Project, the current largest pending oil and gas project in the U.S.
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