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OtherWords: When companies deny climate science, their workers pay

Carla Skandier

Carla Skandier

Senior Research Associate with The Next System Project more

Environment & Energy

Dirty energy companies’ refusal to transition away from fossil fuels is not only spurring a climate crisis but also victimizing workers, who often are the worse off in companies’ “right-sizing” decisions.

General Electric’s end-of-2017 decision to cut 12,000 jobs in its fuel-heavy power department—just two years after the company decided to double its coal turbine fleet—sparks a demand that we stop “letting worker’s lives be collateral damages of misguided corporate decisions” and instead implement a plan to support those employees on the front lines of the energy sector.

Read the article in Otherwords.

Carla Skandier

Carla Skandier

Senior Research Associate with The Next System Project more

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