A recent analysis (funded by Rockefeller Philanthropy) exposed that fossil fuel companies cut almost 60,000 jobs despite receiving billions of dollars in federal COVID-19 relief.
Why This Matters: These findings reveal two important points. First, that lucrative tax loopholes for the fossil fuel sector continue to be heavily exploited. Second, the narrative that oil companies are a “necessary engine of employment and succeed on an equal playing field in the free market” is hypocritical at best. As fossil fuel operations close, many states and former coal and oil communities are setting their sights on clean energy projects to provide new jobs and stability.Continue Reading 597 words