Editorial: Labor for LNG

There are 2 comments on the Albany Democrat-Herald story from Feb 15, 2008, titled Editorial: Labor for LNG. In it, Albany Democrat-Herald reports that:

“It will ... help secure a more stable energy future for Oregon.”

All the Mailbag correspondents who lately have denounced the proposed liquid natural gas terminal at Bradwood Landing on the Columbia River might be interested in what organized labor has to say. via Albany Democrat-Herald

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Albany Democrat-Herald.

Patrick McGee - Astoria

Portland, OR

#1 Feb 16, 2008
<<<<<<< <<“The Oregon AFL-CIO is solidly in support of a proposed liquid natural gas terminal along the Columbia River near Astoria,” the labor federation said in a press statement Wednesday,“The facility will create 450 construction jobs over three years, plus 65 permanent living-wage jobs, and generate $7.8 million a year in taxes for Clatsop County.”>>>>> >>
Of course they, Oregon AFL-CIO, are and this is the "Real story".....3+ years of focussed jobs with likely "Transient Union Personnel" and profiteering by approved vendors and suppliers.
This is not about 65 end jobs, that few locals will qualify for and property taxes that will be eaten up and negated by the costs in daily security to get that LNG to these sites and the loss of land use by those property owners whose land, if not willingly signed over to these "Energy Speculators" abetted by our State Government, will be taken from them to transport "Pressurised Natural Gas" to everywhere but your furnace of hot watrer heater.
And, really, does "Labor" give a crap?
johanson

Salem, OR

#2 Feb 19, 2008
Patrick McGee - Astoria wrote:
<<<<<<< <<“The Oregon AFL-CIO is solidly in support of a proposed liquid natural gas terminal along the Columbia River near Astoria,” the labor federation said in a press statement Wednesday,“The facility will create 450 construction jobs over three years, plus 65 permanent living-wage jobs, and generate $7.8 million a year in taxes for Clatsop County.”>>>>> >>
Of course they, Oregon AFL-CIO, are and this is the "Real story".....3+ years of focussed jobs with likely "Transient Union Personnel" and profiteering by approved vendors and suppliers.
This is not about 65 end jobs, that few locals will qualify for and property taxes that will be eaten up and negated by the costs in daily security to get that LNG to these sites and the loss of land use by those property owners whose land, if not willingly signed over to these "Energy Speculators" abetted by our State Government, will be taken from them to transport "Pressurised Natural Gas" to everywhere but your furnace of hot watrer heater.
And, really, does "Labor" give a crap?
So what if many locals don't qualify for most of the jobs? How many retirees have moved into your community over the past decade, yet you welcome them with open arms. Why not welcome well paid employees of the LNG plant?

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