Just Transition in the U.S.

Labor Network for Sustainability  addresses the jobs vs. the environment debate by considering the role of Just Transition policies. In How to Promote a Just Transition and Break Out of the Jobs vs. Environment Trap  , author Jeremy Brecher asks, “what might a Superfund for workers legislation look like?”. He states that, surprisingly, “some of the best ideas for protecting workers and communities hit by the side effects of public policy decisions were embodied in legislation championed in 1988 by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to protect tobacco working people and farmers from tobacco control policy.”

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