Center for Biological Diversity

Eliminate Subsidies to Big Oil, Coal and Gas

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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.

I'm adding my name to the growing list of people supporting Sen. Sander's (I-Vt.) and Rep. 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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Number Date Name Location
60091 Sat Feb 28 20:46:29 EST 2015 Morgan Kanae Hanford, CA , US
60090 Fri Feb 27 19:54:04 EST 2015 Anonymous Orange, CA , US
60089 Fri Feb 27 19:53:35 EST 2015 Anonymous Orange, CA , US
60088 Fri Feb 27 12:11:37 EST 2015 Lynnette Barrera La Grange, CA , US
60087 Fri Feb 27 11:50:03 EST 2015 Anonymous Easton, PA , US
60086 Fri Feb 27 10:50:01 EST 2015 Anonymous Watertown, MA , US
60085 Fri Feb 27 04:52:09 EST 2015 Alexandra Meyer Groebenzell, ot , DE
60084 Thu Feb 26 22:04:08 EST 2015 Sheri Minix Descanso, CA , US
60083 Thu Feb 26 17:59:28 EST 2015 Susan Leahy Brentwood, MO , US
60082 Thu Feb 26 17:54:53 EST 2015 Crystal King Plano, TX , US
60081 Thu Feb 26 17:53:49 EST 2015 Bevan Dara Canmore, AB , CA
60080 Thu Feb 26 17:35:37 EST 2015 Anneliese Lipinski Somerset, NJ , US
60079 Thu Feb 26 17:06:51 EST 2015 Penny Tanner Waco, TX , US
60078 Thu Feb 26 17:02:30 EST 2015 jude misurelli hockessin, DE , US
60077 Thu Feb 26 16:43:06 EST 2015 HARRISON P BERTRAM SCHUMBURG, IL , US
60076 Thu Feb 26 16:14:53 EST 2015 Jessica Jean Posner Palmdale, CA , US
60075 Thu Feb 26 16:03:53 EST 2015 Wilmer Gastineau Joplin, MO , US
60074 Thu Feb 26 15:10:28 EST 2015 Donna Frye haddam, KS , US
60073 Thu Feb 26 15:04:46 EST 2015 Nick Moidja Gold River, CA , US
60072 Mon Feb 23 22:54:52 EST 2015 Liz Reed Lake Villa, IL , US
60071 Mon Feb 23 08:46:44 EST 2015 John Browning Denison, TX , US
60070 Mon Feb 23 05:30:28 EST 2015 Lorrie Edmonson South Pasadena, CA , US
60069 Mon Feb 23 03:38:58 EST 2015 Caroline Williams Sydney, ot , AU
60068 Sun Feb 22 23:31:03 EST 2015 Quentin Fischer Roanoke, VA , US
60067 Sun Feb 22 18:46:20 EST 2015 Jessica Whitfield lees summit, MO , US
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