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Green unionists: for jobs and the environment

Green issues have often been framed in terms of ‘jobs vs environment’. Protests focussing on the destructive environmental effects of coal mining, hydro schemes, logging operations in native forests, irrigation schemes, dairy farming, and so on, implicitly – and often very openly – suggest that such enterprises should be terminated. The impact of such closures would naturally fall on local communities, with workers and their families left without employment.

Nevertheless, the interests of unionists and environmentalists often do coincide.

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