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Many workers have pursued oil and gas careers because they are lucrative in an economy with few well-paying options. Vilifying workers who have made that choice is not only personally irksome to Biven, she says, but deflects blame from those actually responsible for the climate and economic crisis, namely fossil fuel executives.

Biden Could Hire Jobless Oil and Gas Workers to Plug Abandoned Oil Wells

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Louisiana's shallow continental shelf is ideal for next-generation wind turbines and boasts one of the nation’s largest share of deployable offshore wind resources. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory forecasts that a single Gulf of Mexico offshore wind project could support approximately 4,470 jobs during construction and an ongoing 150 jobs from operation and maintenance labor, materials, and services.

An energy transition has begun, and it's taken Louisiana jobs in energy with it