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
58466 Wed Jul 23 20:14:20 EDT 2014 Lana La Fata Florissant, MO , US
58465 Wed Jul 23 17:52:55 EDT 2014 Beth Santore Lisle, IL , US
58464 Wed Jul 23 16:44:13 EDT 2014 Velvet Jacobs Washington, DC , US
58463 Wed Jul 23 14:06:10 EDT 2014 Carole Matthews Glendale, PA , US
58462 Wed Jul 23 11:36:50 EDT 2014 Adrian Freeman Toronto, ON , CA
58461 Wed Jul 23 05:05:10 EDT 2014 Anonymous Shell Lake, WI , US
58460 Tue Jul 22 18:51:56 EDT 2014 Amber Still Bellingham, WA , US
58459 Tue Jul 22 16:17:23 EDT 2014 darlene reynolds katy, TX , US
58458 Tue Jul 22 15:28:24 EDT 2014 Siana St John Omaha, NE , US
58457 Tue Jul 22 13:41:44 EDT 2014 Siegfried Hellring Dumont, NJ , US
58456 Tue Jul 22 11:19:34 EDT 2014 Anonymous Easton, PA , US
58455 Tue Jul 22 10:36:45 EDT 2014 Anonymous Ontario, CA , US
58454 Tue Jul 22 03:17:04 EDT 2014 Angie Hris Athens, NY , GR
58453 Tue Jul 22 03:05:46 EDT 2014 Lauren Fleischhacker Minneapolis , MN , US
58452 Tue Jul 22 02:58:42 EDT 2014 Tanya Krusko Miami, FL , US
58451 Mon Jul 21 21:48:50 EDT 2014 Karina Dansie Sandy, UT , US
58450 Mon Jul 21 20:39:06 EDT 2014 Denise Griffin Mobile, AL , US
58449 Mon Jul 21 19:41:23 EDT 2014 Nicholas Rowe New York, NY , US
58448 Mon Jul 21 19:15:29 EDT 2014 Sheryl Greenhouse Ontario, CA , US
58447 Mon Jul 21 18:53:13 EDT 2014 Mitzi Toth Savannah, GA , US
58446 Mon Jul 21 17:27:05 EDT 2014 Nuria Vergara Torredembarra, ot , ES
58445 Mon Jul 21 16:40:12 EDT 2014 Stacy Neudahl Fridley, MN , US
58444 Mon Jul 21 16:12:32 EDT 2014 nelson myers harrisburg, PA , GB
58443 Mon Jul 21 16:12:32 EDT 2014 nelson myers harrisburg, PA , GB
58442 Mon Jul 21 10:46:36 EDT 2014 Ellen Clark Fort Wayne, IN , US
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