Union Thinks Trump Will be Good for Constitution Pipeline

Labor unions, typically big Democrat supporters, are increasingly in love with Donald J. Trump. Why? Because Trump (unlike Barack Obama) is actually pushing ahead with major infrastructure project improvements. He has a list of 50 such high-priority projects (see Hope: Atlantic Coast Pipe on Trump List of High Priority Projects). As we previously reported, Trump signed executive orders earlier this week to restart the momentum on two important pipeline projects: Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipeline (see Trump Signs Executives Orders to Restart DAPL, Keystone XL Pipes). Unions love it because projects like those two pipelines use union workers. Which has union workers in our neighborhood excited. Laborers’ Local 157 in Schenectady, NY believes Trump’s emphasis on pipeline projects will (hopefully) bleed over to the stalled Constitution Pipeline, a $683 million, 124-mile pipeline from Susquehanna County, PA to Schoharie County, NY carrying Marcellus gas. Not to douse their enthusiasm for Trump and the Constitution project, but the issue is in court and Trump won’t, according to a Constitution spokesman, be able to magically clear a way for the project to get started…

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