Report indicates oil patch workers aren’t likely to leave for green energy jobs

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A new report shows the number of oilfield workers in Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana leaving the “dirty job” industry to work in so-called “green” jobs is less than 1% of all workers.

The likelihood of those workers leaving the oil patch isn’t great,  according to a new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research. What defines a “dirty job”? Those who work in coal, mining, oil and natural gas.

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