When Workers Bear the Burden of Climate Action

Without a just transition away from fossil fuels, workers risk being left behind

General view after a massive fire erupted at a crude oil refinery that triggered several large explosions at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex on June 21, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images

FFew episodes better illustrate the complicated tensions overshadowing the climate change debate than an oil refinery closure in Pennsylvania last month. At around 4 a.m. on Friday, June 21, a massive fire and explosion rocked the Philadelphia Energy…