That's the warning from a local TD, who's questioning the rationale behind the whole process.
The government is being accused of ignoring certain research when forming its climate change.
Laois-Offaly TD Carol Nolan feels it's reckless to continue pursuing a Just Transition in the midlands when no alternative jobs have been provided.
She blames the government's decarbonisation policy for destroying rural economies - with Offaly alone to account for 38 per cent of the job losses.
Speaking in the Dáil, the independent deputy said she remains unconvinced about the entire rationale for the Just Transition process: