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Portland Wants To Kill A Recycling Plant — And Its Union Jobs — In The Name Of Woke Environmentalism

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Bradley Devlin General Assignment & Analysis Reporter
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Portland could kill a glass-bottle recycling plant along with the plant’s jobs in order to achieve emissions goals set by the City Council, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Because of a self-declared climate emergency, the Portland City Council is gearing up for a vote on a plan that could cost millions of dollars in taxes and fees for companies that employ hundreds of blue-collar employees. Union leaders in charge of representing the recycling plant’s workers reportedly seem baffled by the proposal that would scrap good-paying jobs in a green sector of the economy in the name of environmentalism. Luckily, the City Council has not finalized plans yet, and it might not be too late to change course.