Millions of U.S. Jobs Are at Risk From Climate Policy: Joe Trotter in Delaware Valley Journal
The hardworking folks that keep the lights on for America and our allies have families they need to feed and provide for every single day
Joe Trotter, ALEC Energy, Environment, and Agriculture Task Force Director, was featured in the Delaware Valley Journal discussing the harmful impact on the job market with millions of jobs at risk from current climate policy initiatives.
Whether or not politicians are capable of patching the job losses from green energy policies remains to be seen. Government attempts to compensate for lost economic activity often come up woefully short, as the U.S. saw during the COVID crisis when the federal government attempted to make up for billions and billions of dollars in lost economic activity by giving Americans payments ranging from $600 to $1,400.
Fossil fuels, of course, remain firmly embedded in the complex web of the U.S. economy. PwC noted that oil and natural gas exploration and production involve, variously, the mining sector, the manufacturing sector, the transportation sector, the utilities sector, and the wholesale and retail trade sectors.
Joe Trotter with the American Legislative Exchange Council said policymakers must tread carefully when looking to radically change something as critical and as massive as the U.S. energy industry.
“The hardworking folks that keep the lights on for America and our allies have families they need to feed and provide for every single day,” he said, “so any attempt at transitioning the workforce needs to be absolutely seamless, or else workers and their dependents will suffer.”