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  • Refinery Strike Is Not Just About Safety - It's About Pollution

    By Mike Ludwig, Truthout | Report

    Striking workers on the picket line outside of the Shell refinery in Norco, Louisiana. Citing unfair labor practices, the United Steelworkers called strikes at 15 refineries across the country over the past month as contract negotiations with the industry stalled. (Photo: Mike Ludwig)Striking workers on the picket line outside of the Shell refinery in Norco, Louisiana. Citing unfair labor practices, the United Steelworkers called strikes at 15 refineries across the country over the past month as contract negotiations with the industry stalled. (Photo: Mike Ludwig)

    The ongoing refinery strike is not just about making refineries safer for workers. It's also about preventing accidents that spew pollution on neighboring communities on a regular basis.

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