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News and analysis from BailoutWatch on fossil fuel industry bailouts and related topics.
Powerless in The United States
How utilities drive shutoffs and energy injustice
Sen. Sinema Saved Her Wall Street Donors Billions By Preserving A Tax Loophole
Sen. Sinema’s "carried interest" loophole is a win for private equity and dirty energy
Big Oil Workers Face Pay Cuts and Layoffs While CEOs Cash In
Big Oil blames workers jumping ship for its labor problem. The real reason: A widening pay gap between CEOs and workers.
Big Oil's Wartime Bonus: An Update on How It Turns Profits Into Wealth
Explosion in buybacks, dividends continues into Q2 2022 as updated data shows $46B in buyback announcements and $8.3B in special, windfall dividends
Top Oil & Gas Firms Increased Layoffs, Cutting 15k Jobs in 2021
Awash in cash, the fossil fuel industry is laying off workers and increasing pay to executives while it funnels funds to insiders and Wall Street
Powerless in the Pandemic 2.0: Electric Utilities Are Still Choosing Profits Over People
Electric utilities shut off power 3.6 million times since 2020 while increasing payouts to shareholders, according to new research from the Center for Biological Diversity and BailoutWatch
Big Oil's Wartime Bonus: How Big Oil Turns Profits Into Wealth
Amid high gas prices and humanitarian crisis in Europe, the biggest US-based oil and gas companies plan to spend more than $45 billion buying back their own shares, enriching investors and insiders. They also boosted dividend payouts, some by extravagant amounts.
Lawmakers ask why utilities left poor Americans powerless in the pandemic
Top members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee demanded answers this week about how Duke, Dominion, and four others shut off families’ electricity, increasing their risks during Covid-19. They cited reporting by BailoutWatch and the Center for Biological Diversity.
All-American Oligarchs: The Big Oil CEOs profiting from war in Ukraine
While claiming to be the heroes of energy independence, Big Oil CEOs are cashing out, selling nearly $100 million worth of shares as the Ukraine war began