The global economic slowdown due to coronavirus restrictions has caused demand for oil and gas to plummet, while OPEC and Russia’s refusal to slow production has vastly over-increased supply, causing an unprecedented plunge in the price of oil. Brookings Fellow Samantha Gross explains what this turmoil means for U.S. oil producers and workers as well as longer-term efforts to fight climate change.
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