Fracking Foes Cringe as Unions Back Drilling Boom

Fracking Foes Cringe as Unions Back Drilling Boom

ABC News | April 20, 2014 | by Kevin Begos Associated Press

That vocal support from blue-collar workers complicates efforts by environmentalists to limit the drilling process known as fracking. “The shale became a lifesaver and a lifeline for a lot of working families,” said Dennis Martire, the mid-Atlantic regional manager for the Laborers’ International Union, or LIUNA, which represents workers in numerous construction trades.

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