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Refinery site's fate splits party allies; Democrats face dueling pressures from supporters in labor and the green movement.

Feb 12, 2020 - Philadelphia Inquirer

ABSTRACT

Democrats face dueling pressures from supporters in labor and the green movement.

When Vice President Mike Pence rolled into Philadelphia last week, he was greeted by hordes of sign-wielding activists.

But they weren't all there for the same reason.

On one side of a West Philadelphia intersection were dozens of union workers asking Pence for help in reopening the bankrupt, shuttered Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery. Just a few feet away were prot...