Wyoming Member Advocates Worker-Friendly Climate Policy in Meeting with Senator Whitehouse
WASHINGTON, DC (AUGUST 20, 2019) – In support of fair and inclusive national climate policy a representative of the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA), Chauffe Schirmer, met with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI), to discuss effective environmental protection strategies that don’t leave workers behind.
“As policymakers look to new solutions to address climate change, don’t forget the individuals and the communities who have powered America for generations,” said Chauffe Schirmer, Financial Secretary of UWUA Local 127. “Thank you to Senator Whitehouse for a thoughtful discussion. We look forward to continuing to work with him on meaningful climate policy that benefits Wyoming’s economy.”
Schirmer is a native of Rock Springs, Wyoming and a second-generation power plant operator who has worked in the energy sector for 5 years.
A technology-neutral approach, including carbon capture technology for example, is one way workers and communities stand to benefit from a more thoughtful strategy to address the impacts of climate change.