News & Analysis
News and analysis from BailoutWatch on fossil fuel industry bailouts and related topics.
Oil and gas industry nearly top bailout rolls in Texas
A trade group president says the industry has been devastated by the pandemic
Fed’s Fossil Fuel Bailouts Grow to Half Billion as Focus Shifts to Next Steps
The current bailout programs are a political hot potato and policymakers are discussing the next rounds of stimulus. In the meantime, the Fed program designed to prop up midsize fossil fuel companies continues to grow.
Fed-backed loans to fossil fuels jump
Oil and gas fought for looser lending terms so more of them could tap the Fed’s Main Street Lending Program. New data show their lobbying paid off.
Big Oil’s $100 Billion Bender: How The U.S. Government Provided a Safety Net for the Flagging Fossil Fuel Industry
A tally by Friends of the Earth, Public Citizen, and BailoutWatch has identified nearly $100 billion in bonds sold by oil and gas companies since the Federal Reserve launched its unprecedented bailouts last March.
COVID bailouts funded fossil fuel CEO bonuses while workers and the planet suffered
The egregiousness of fossil fuel companies receiving bailouts — while their CEOs garner millions in bonuses and yet thousands of jobs are lost — occurs against the backdrop of climate disasters colliding with the pandemic.
As bailed-out fossil fuels weaken, industry’s risks shift to taxpayers
Three big oil and gas companies were downgraded after the Fed invested taxpayer dollars to bail them out. Polluters and rule-breakers appeared on the bailout rolls. And smaller players joined in through a separate program.
A Hundred Years of Bailouts
Coronavirus lifts the curtain on Big Oil’s other big lie: that it can succeed in the “free market.”
Fed's fossil fuel bailout is ramping up
The Fed more than doubled its holdings of fossil fuel bonds last month, adding Trump-linked Noble Energy — a company Chevron is about to swallow
COVID Oversight Panel Asks Fed Why Fossil Fuels Got To Design Their Own Bailouts
The Fed’s Main Street Lending Program was designed to help healthy, mid-sized companies survive the pandemic. Then it was revised to include more oil and gas companies. A Congressional watchdog panel asked a Federal Reserve official and others who’s really calling the shots.