Pittsburgh Works Together Backs Allegheny County Executive in Veto Fight

July 6, 2022 | Pittsburgh Works Together

Pittsburgh Works Together Backs Allegheny County Executive in Veto Fight

Pittsburgh Works Together, a unique alliance of business and organized labor working together to promote economic development and job growth in the state, issued the following statement:

Pittsburgh Works Together supports Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald’s strong leadership in opposition to the anti-drilling legislation passed by County Council.

At a time when people in this country and around the world are facing energy shortages, it makes no sense to create legal hurdles that would make it more difficult to access Allegheny County’s natural gas resources if they are ever needed. The county’s experience in drilling under Deer Lakes Park shows that drilling can be done safely in an environmentally sensitive way that provides energy to the world and financial support for Allegheny County parks.

Pittsburgh Works provided testimony against the proposed drilling ban last month on behalf of the 100,000 men and women who work for its member companies and labor unions. At a time when the Pittsburgh job market is one of the weakest in the country, the County Council vote sends an unnecessary and inhospitable signal to the marketplace

Pittsburgh Works Together is an alliance of corporate, organized labor, economic development, and workforce leaders whose goal is to build an economy that works for everybody. Pittsburgh Works is committed to an inclusive economy that respects traditional industries such as manufacturing, energy, and construction alongside emerging ones, all while ensuring a sustainable environment.

Contact: Jeff Nobers - 412.977.1263

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