Axios Generate: “Is the US a Petro-State? No, but It’s Complicated”

RFF Fellow Daniel Raimi is quoted, and his research cited, in this newsletter segment that discusses reliance on fossil fuels for jobs and government revenue.

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Dec. 20, 2023

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Yes, but: Reliance on oil and gas revenues and jobs is extremely high for numerous U.S. local and state governments.

  • The nonpartisan think tank Resources For the Future has a breakdown.
  • In multiple states, oil and gas account for over 10% of state and local revenue; in some cases it's much more, RFF's Daniel Raimi tells me.

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