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
59816 Sat Dec 20 13:41:35 EST 2014 Marta Styczynska Prievidza, ot , SK
59815 Fri Dec 19 12:24:02 EST 2014 Anonymous Easton, PA , US
59814 Fri Dec 19 12:19:18 EST 2014 Cecilia Rivas Hermitage, TN , US
59813 Fri Dec 19 05:42:22 EST 2014 Gina Freitas San Diego, CA , US
59812 Fri Dec 19 05:12:43 EST 2014 Anonymous cleveland, OH , US
59811 Fri Dec 19 01:38:28 EST 2014 Eileen King Royal Palm Beach, FL , US
59810 Fri Dec 19 01:38:14 EST 2014 Eileen King Royal Palm Beach, FL , US
59809 Thu Dec 18 19:28:20 EST 2014 michael wallace abington, MA , US
59808 Thu Dec 18 17:06:51 EST 2014 briony savage edin, ot , GB
59807 Thu Dec 18 14:56:56 EST 2014 rachel taylor huntington be, CA , US
59806 Thu Dec 18 14:39:32 EST 2014 Caitilin Rabbitt Liberty, NY , US
59805 Thu Dec 18 14:26:24 EST 2014 Marion Curlin Seattle, WA , US
59804 Thu Dec 18 14:10:37 EST 2014 Chris Powlan San Rafael , CA , US
59803 Thu Dec 18 01:20:58 EST 2014 Shinobu Fukushima Tokyo, ot , JP
59802 Mon Dec 15 19:25:05 EST 2014 Kim Hart Des Moines, IA , US
59801 Mon Dec 15 14:10:02 EST 2014 Denise Griffin Mobile, AL , US
59800 Mon Dec 15 12:57:38 EST 2014 Jason Peckham Tiverton, RI , US
59799 Mon Dec 15 12:37:13 EST 2014 michael Jarrett Tucson, AZ , US
59798 Mon Dec 15 12:27:44 EST 2014 Stephanie Newsom Vallejo, CA , US
59797 Mon Dec 15 11:18:22 EST 2014 Anonymous Easton, PA , US
59796 Sun Dec 14 16:24:21 EST 2014 Kelley Kerslake San Francisco, CA , US
59795 Sun Dec 14 13:25:37 EST 2014 Anonymous spokane, WA , US
59794 Sat Dec 13 20:22:06 EST 2014 Julie Martin Frederic, WI , US
59793 Sat Dec 13 19:05:53 EST 2014 Donna Vivado Centerville, MA , US
59792 Sat Dec 13 18:22:16 EST 2014 Michael Faber Grosse Pointe Woods, MI , US
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