Center for Biological Diversity

Eliminate Subsidies to Big Oil, Coal and Gas

offshore oil rig

In 2011 the Big Five oil companies made $137 billion in profits. During just the first quarter of 2012, Chevron, BP, Conoco Phillips, Shell and Exxon Mobil made a combined $368 million per day. At the same time, atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide are now the highest the Earth has seen in 15 million years, and the decade from 2000 to 2010 was the warmest on record.

Despite this crisis, our government continues to subsidize fossil fuels at nearly six times the rate of renewable energy. Our government needs to stop rewarding big polluters for destroying our climate. At a time when they should be slapped with a damage bill, offering these dirty-energy profiteers a government handout is absurd.

But the fossil fuel giants aren't going to give up without a fight, so we need an unstoppable groundswell of support for this important effort.

Please sign the petition to Congress and join the Center for Biological Diversity, 350.org and other organizations around the country to support stripping away these outrageous subsidies.

We, the undersigned, add our name to the growing list of people supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) and Rep. Keith Ellison's (D-Minn.) legislation to stop government subsidies to the fossil fuel industry. Big Oil, Coal and Gas don't deserve $113 billion more of our money over the next decade.
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63092 Sun Aug 21 04:06:12 EDT 2016 Amanda Cruise France, MT , FR
63091 Sun Aug 21 01:06:57 EDT 2016 Dominique Nemo Paris, ot , FR
63090 Sun Aug 21 01:05:58 EDT 2016 Dominique Nemo Paris, ot , FR
63089 Sat Aug 20 20:41:06 EDT 2016 Antonio Delgado Fenoy Torre del Mar (Malaga). SPAIN, ot , ES
63088 Sat Aug 20 08:33:34 EDT 2016 Carol Garde Sunrise, FL , US
63087 Sat Aug 20 07:16:28 EDT 2016 Diane Schwarz Cheverly, MD , US
63086 Sat Aug 20 06:01:54 EDT 2016 Sonia Romero Villanueva Sant Adrian del Besos, ot , ES
63085 Fri Aug 19 18:15:41 EDT 2016 Anonymous Wilkes Barre, PA , US
63084 Fri Aug 19 15:14:51 EDT 2016 Kim Sellon New Providence, NJ , US
63083 Fri Aug 19 14:29:02 EDT 2016 Nicole Loh Singapore, ot , SG
63082 Fri Aug 19 10:58:47 EDT 2016 Nancy Porcino Commack, NY , US
63081 Fri Aug 19 10:39:12 EDT 2016 Sylwia Zielinska Zambrow, ot , PL
63080 Fri Aug 19 09:51:32 EDT 2016 Christina Raptis Commack, NY , US
63079 Fri Aug 19 05:27:40 EDT 2016 Simone Restelli Choose a State, ot , IT
63078 Fri Aug 19 01:16:25 EDT 2016 sim mirande castro valley, CA , US
63077 Thu Aug 18 21:52:18 EDT 2016 Kathleen Smaluk-Nix KY, KY , US
63076 Thu Aug 18 21:50:46 EDT 2016 Maureen Wheeler Silver Spring, MD , US
63075 Thu Aug 18 21:35:18 EDT 2016 June Curley Chelmsford, MA , US
63074 Thu Aug 18 21:01:59 EDT 2016 Monica Fellowes Fredericksburg, VA , US
63073 Thu Aug 18 19:35:47 EDT 2016 Trish Kendall Gardner, MA , US
63072 Thu Aug 18 19:08:19 EDT 2016 Demelza Costa Sweet Home, OR , US
63071 Thu Aug 18 18:14:06 EDT 2016 Michael Lawler NM, NM , US
63070 Thu Aug 18 17:44:15 EDT 2016 Ann Millonig Kingston, NY , US
63069 Thu Aug 18 17:36:51 EDT 2016 Margarete Mabie Gulf Breeze, FL , US
63068 Thu Aug 18 17:32:47 EDT 2016 Teresa Lyons Texas, TX , US
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Please take action by Dec. 1, 2016.

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