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
59623 Sat Oct 25 20:45:48 EDT 2014 J. Woodworth Newman Lk., WA , US
59622 Sat Oct 25 10:21:21 EDT 2014 Denise Beatty SAn Francisco, CA , US
59621 Fri Oct 24 22:15:17 EDT 2014 Joyce Angleberger Funkstown, MD , US
59620 Fri Oct 24 15:22:20 EDT 2014 Jorge Marques Maia, ot , PT
59619 Fri Oct 24 12:32:52 EDT 2014 Platto Manuela Agnese rovato brescia, IN , IT
59618 Fri Oct 24 12:21:13 EDT 2014 Suzanne Hall Mont Alto, PA , US
59617 Fri Oct 24 12:20:06 EDT 2014 Anonymous east, PA , US
59616 Fri Oct 24 11:51:28 EDT 2014 Regina Ashodian Charlestown, MA , US
59615 Fri Oct 24 06:12:46 EDT 2014 Tonya Howard Southampton, ot , BM
59614 Fri Oct 24 04:01:10 EDT 2014 Christelle Michon Paris, ot , FR
59613 Fri Oct 24 03:45:31 EDT 2014 Marthese Cassar GUDJA, ot , MT
59612 Fri Oct 24 01:13:05 EDT 2014 Anonymous Shaker Heights, OH , US
59611 Fri Oct 24 01:08:48 EDT 2014 Steven J Ercole Staten Island , NY , US
59610 Fri Oct 24 00:49:45 EDT 2014 Mary Ellen Pallatino Pittsburgh, PA , US
59609 Fri Oct 24 00:00:59 EDT 2014 Daniel Tham Singapore, ot , SG
59608 Thu Oct 23 23:22:13 EDT 2014 mauricio carvajal Santiago, ot , CL
59607 Thu Oct 23 22:49:58 EDT 2014 Jason Trentlyon New York, NY , US
59606 Thu Oct 23 21:38:15 EDT 2014 Judith Osterman Loch Sheldrake, NY , US
59605 Thu Oct 23 20:27:24 EDT 2014 Ann Bicking Richmond, VA , US
59604 Thu Oct 23 19:15:44 EDT 2014 Tammy Swoboda Indianapolis, IN , US
59603 Thu Oct 23 18:31:47 EDT 2014 Samuel McIntyre Fairfield, CT , US
59602 Thu Oct 23 17:47:55 EDT 2014 Pat Williamson Mt Arlington , NJ , US
59601 Thu Oct 23 17:46:08 EDT 2014 Mehak Ratan Shrewsbury, MA , US
59600 Thu Oct 23 17:44:23 EDT 2014 barry werbowsky north york, ON , CA
59599 Thu Oct 23 17:32:01 EDT 2014 Alberta Householder Saint Petersburg, FL , US
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