Friday, April 13, 2012

Fossil-fuel subsidies are the real job killers


That's how many lobbyists are in Washington, DC, defending billions in subsidies for the oil and gas industry.

Turns out Big Oil is actually a job killer.  Last year Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee investigated Big Oil's jobs claim.  They found that the industry has gone on a firing spree in recent years.  Thousands of jobs have been eliminated, while oil executives paid themselves millions.  It was also found that 40% of U.S. oil-industry jobs consist of minimum-wage work at gas stations. 

 Denying climate change and obstructing climate action is one part of the problem.  Natural disasters are having a devastating effect on American jobs.

So Big Oil is killing jobs and undermining our economy.

Read more here....

1 comment:

Gwen said...

Hello Peacegirl.

I've started a petition about the subsidies that PA gives for fossil fuels:

It asks the General Assembly to spend that money on schools instead. I'm printing and mailing at the end of the month. The more signatures I have, the more seriously they'll take it.

Can you help me get the word out?