Europe Must Choose Jobs or Climate as Steel Towns Wither

Europe Must Choose Jobs or Climate as Steel Towns Wither

U.K. lawmaker Ian Swales has already watched one steel plant close in his district, and he never wants to see it again. It felt like a funeral, he said, when plunging demand led the Redcar blast furnace in northern England to shut its doors in 2010. The memory has Swales questioning his own party’s fight against global warming, as European climate policy threatens steel towns across the region.

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