Marathon Petroleum laid off nearly 2,000 workers across the U.S. despite taking more than $2 billion in federal tax bailouts meant to soften the blow of the pandemic, a new report from BailoutWatch says. The company spent millions on lobbying, including on specific provisions in the Cares Act. “Executives receiving this bailout did nothing to address the [oil and gas] industry’s fundamental unsustainability. Instead, these companies decimated their workforce with layoffs while maximizing profits for executives and shareholders,” Jesse Coleman, a senior researcher at Documented Investigations, told the Guardian. (The Guardian)