House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Environment Subcommittee

The Role of Fossil Fuel Subsidies in Preventing Action on the Climate Crisis

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 14:00:00 GMT

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Currently, the United States is the largest producer of oil and gas in the world. Under President Donald Trump, the fossil fuel industry received between $10.4 billion and $15.2 billion in direct pandemic relief from the federal government.

This hearing will discuss the dire health and economic impacts of fossil fuel subsidies and why the current Administration and the rest of the international community should fulfill their commitments to repeal fossil fuel subsidies.

The hearing will also examine how federal subsidies for the fossil fuel industry disproportionately affects already vulnerable communities.

  • Greta Thunberg, Founder, Fridays For Future
  • Tara Houska, Founder, Giniw Collective
  • Joseph Aldy, Professor, Harvard University
  • Peter Erickson, Climate Policy Program Director, Stockholm Environmental Institute
  • Jill Antares Hunkler, Seventh Generation Ohio Valley Resident
Republican witness:
  • Frank Macchiarola, senior vice president of Policy, Economics and Regulatory Affairs, American Petroleum Institute