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Opinion and Graphic by Wil Levins
Twenty Thousand jobs destroyed, hundreds of millions of dollars in lost regional revenues, and soaring energy costs for residents of the Northeastern United States. Those were the very real consequences at stake for our region if it were not for industry innovators like the Carlyle Group and Sunoco, Labor Leaders of the USW and regional stakeholders, and Republicans and Democrats all putting aside their differences to work together and forge this new day for the future of the Delaware Valley.
As the sole provider for my family, an employee of the Philadelphia Refinery, a member of the United Steelworkers Union, and a resident of this region, I am extremely grateful for all the hard work and dedication that was put into action to save and improve our Refinery.