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
59388 Sun Sep 21 22:16:36 EDT 2014 Ivan Snajdar Crikvenica, ot , HR
59387 Sun Sep 21 22:13:55 EDT 2014 Angela Culver Fort Worth, TX , US
59386 Sun Sep 21 18:23:08 EDT 2014 Julia Kaloustian San Jose, CA , US
59385 Sat Sep 20 20:13:06 EDT 2014 Canan Tzelil Beverly Hills, CA , US
59384 Sat Sep 20 15:18:41 EDT 2014 Lora Eib Bradenton, FL , US
59383 Sat Sep 20 13:33:49 EDT 2014 Elizabeth Hucker New York, NY , US
59382 Sat Sep 20 05:18:22 EDT 2014 Peter Seigars Concord, NH , US
59381 Fri Sep 19 19:21:58 EDT 2014 Sue Vélez Riverside, NJ , US
59380 Fri Sep 19 17:08:13 EDT 2014 priscilla grimmett hermitage, TN , US
59379 Fri Sep 19 16:37:23 EDT 2014 Carol Accorsi Ballston Spa, NY , US
59378 Fri Sep 19 14:15:42 EDT 2014 Laura Meek Morristown, NJ , US
59377 Fri Sep 19 12:57:00 EDT 2014 Pam Lynn Oak Ridge, NJ , US
59376 Fri Sep 19 02:28:15 EDT 2014 Kathryn Richardson Eagar, AZ , US
59375 Fri Sep 19 01:10:34 EDT 2014 Daniel Tham Singapore, ot , SG
59374 Thu Sep 18 20:52:31 EDT 2014 Wilmer Gastineau Joplin, MO , US
59373 Thu Sep 18 19:27:14 EDT 2014 Anonymous Upland, CA , US
59372 Thu Sep 18 18:44:40 EDT 2014 Kate Buttles Sedona, AZ , US
59371 Thu Sep 18 18:20:40 EDT 2014 katharine odell Madison, WI , US
59370 Thu Sep 18 17:43:11 EDT 2014 Anonymous Holmen , WI , US
59369 Thu Sep 18 17:39:06 EDT 2014 mary allen hazel park, MI , US
59368 Thu Sep 18 17:23:15 EDT 2014 Anonymous hazel park, MI , US
59367 Thu Sep 18 17:14:45 EDT 2014 Ryan Bradley Greenbelt, MD , US
59366 Thu Sep 18 16:40:56 EDT 2014 Nicolás Caballero Sevilla, ot , ES
59365 Thu Sep 18 16:29:46 EDT 2014 Jerry Rivers Roosevelt, NY , US
59364 Thu Sep 18 16:16:54 EDT 2014 Pat Williamson Mt Arlington , NJ , US
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