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Peter Erickson

Senior scientist, U.S. Center of the Stockholm Environment Institute

Peter Erickson is a senior scientist at the U.S. Center of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), a non-profit research organization affiliated with Tufts University. His research on fossil fuels and climate change has been published in Nature, Nature Climate Change, Nature Energy, Environmental Research Letters, Climate Policy, Energy Policy, and several other journals and popular websites.

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Texas oil subsidies, at a crossroads

The GOP talks of modernizing the tax code. That is a useful concept, because it is a very modern reality that taxes feed oil, and oil contributes to climate change. It’s time to take away the permanent status of oil subsidies. Congress should remove subsidies to the oil industry.