Climate worry meets gas-price anxiety. Can US really ditch fossil fuels?

Posted on AllSides December 16th, 2021
From The Center
energy, gas prices, fossil fuels
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The long-mighty oil industry is under pressure due to climate change. Yet concerns about energy-price inflation reveal public ambivalence. It’s a reminder that reliance on fossil fuels remains large, and the weaning process won’t be easy.

Michael Day has made a good life for himself as a laborer in the oil and gas industry. He’s just 25 years old, and he’s worked as an industrial mechanic in refineries since he was 18, fresh out of high school – a job that’s given Mr. Day, his wife, and their children a comfortable...

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