The economics of extracting unsustainable energy are unsustainable. But the residents of this red, rural Colorado region won’t recognize that. Instead they blame “regulation and fees” as “profit killing roadblocks”. Western Colorado Struggles as Energy Jobs Fade – NYTimes.com.
Apparently the $500 billion is global subsidies for fossil fuel is not enough. (See the section, “Subsidy blight” in Shoots, greens and leaves – Economist)