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
59940 Mon Jan 26 12:23:31 EST 2015 Birgit Dashi Forchheim, ot , DE
59939 Sat Jan 24 17:12:24 EST 2015 Anonymous Whitehall, PA , US
59938 Sat Jan 24 14:08:55 EST 2015 Natasha Haynes Bristol, ot , GB
59937 Fri Jan 23 21:38:18 EST 2015 Christine Cranston Seattle, WA , US
59936 Fri Jan 23 15:03:58 EST 2015 William Mullen Wheeler, OR , US
59935 Fri Jan 23 11:35:55 EST 2015 Orva M Gullett Marion, OH , US
59934 Fri Jan 23 10:36:44 EST 2015 K. Arnone Brooklyn, NY , BF
59933 Thu Jan 22 22:49:44 EST 2015 Cyndie Dutkiewicz North Port, FL , US
59932 Thu Jan 22 21:34:29 EST 2015 Ian Murray Santa Rosa, CA , US
59931 Thu Jan 22 19:18:01 EST 2015 karen howard blaine, WA , US
59930 Thu Jan 22 18:51:36 EST 2015 ELLEN Sabelko eleva, WI , US
59929 Thu Jan 22 16:28:17 EST 2015 orchid ra southport, NC , US
59928 Wed Jan 21 21:27:16 EST 2015 Steven J Ercole Staten Island , NY , US
59927 Tue Jan 20 22:25:39 EST 2015 Katherie Wiese Carmel Valley, CA , US
59926 Tue Jan 20 17:50:04 EST 2015 rocco frangione ottawa, CA , US
59925 Sun Jan 18 23:16:02 EST 2015 donna cocuzza PORT RICHEY, FL , US
59924 Sun Jan 18 13:19:09 EST 2015 Dennis Landi Long Beach, CA , US
59923 Sat Jan 17 21:50:52 EST 2015 Karen Janda Aurora, CO , US
59922 Fri Jan 16 16:33:12 EST 2015 violet aune naples, FL , US
59921 Fri Jan 16 13:45:11 EST 2015 Carol Gignoux Jamaica Plain, MA , US
59920 Fri Jan 16 12:13:38 EST 2015 Paul Panarese Albuquerquue, NM , US
59919 Fri Jan 16 11:20:46 EST 2015 Anonymous Easton, PA , US
59918 Fri Jan 16 09:22:57 EST 2015 Steven J Ercole Staten Island , NY , US
59917 Fri Jan 16 08:54:11 EST 2015 Daniel Tham Singapore, ot , SG
59916 Fri Jan 16 06:18:43 EST 2015 tina sackman Warrensburg, NY , US
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