A union leader of a construction trade group wrote a letter to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, expressing concern that upcoming greenhouse-gas regulations would have "severe negative consequences." The group's unions "will be hard-pressed to support actions that lack the appropriate incentives to encourage both emissions reductions and job growth, while potentially having a chilling effect on ... construction activities," wrote Mark Ayers, who heads the 1.5-million-strong group.

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