Support Clean Water and Oppose the Consequences of Climate Change
1199SEIU healthcare workers have always been committed to defending clean drinking water, advocating for the health of our communities, and stopping climate change. Now, we are calling on our public officials to do the right thing by prohibiting a Texas-based corporation from polluting Seneca Lake in upstate New York. Our Executive Committee unanimously passed a resolution that:
Opposes the storage of liquid propane gas (LPG) along the shores of Seneca Lake and in unstable salt caverns with a history of collapse, because of the danger it presents to thousands of our 1199SEIU members, our families and our communities who depend on drinking water from this or other Finger Lakes in the region;
Opposes any efforts to expand dependence on fossil fuels that would exacerbate the crisis of climate change and endanger the health and safety of our communities. Instead, we should be supporting technological innovation and green jobs in clean, healthy, renewable energy like solar and wind.