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    processing Tar Sands in at least some of its four refineries, two of which are in Billings, the largest city in the State. There's about 1000 good union jobs at those refineries, and another 2000 or so part time jobs there for maintenance and construction workers whom are mostly union.

    There's thousands of other folks there working in the nearby oil fields.

    Besides the coal mine jobs, there's thousands of direct and indirect jobs, mostly union,  at the coal fired power plants at wages triple the statewide average in Montana.

    My point is, any politican coming out strong against coal and Tar Sands in Montana is indirectly attacking the current, ongoing livelihoods of thousands of union workers.

    That leaves a rough road through the primary election.

    Orly, it isn't evidence just because you downloaded it from the internet.

    by 6412093 on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 02:43:55 PM PDT

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