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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62355 Mon May 02 22:46:56 EDT 2016 susanna minacheili THESSALONIKI, HI , GR
62354 Mon May 02 17:34:54 EDT 2016 Ellen Sherwood Pomona, NY , US
62353 Mon May 02 17:01:29 EDT 2016 jeanine mielke boonville, MO , US
62352 Mon May 02 14:54:04 EDT 2016 Alexandra Colonna East Hampton , NY , US
62351 Mon May 02 13:46:55 EDT 2016 Alan Harper Virginia, VA , US
62350 Mon May 02 13:46:48 EDT 2016 Alan Harper Virginia, VA , US
62349 Mon May 02 13:12:38 EDT 2016 Kristin Lewis Stafford, TX , US
62348 Mon May 02 12:41:37 EDT 2016 Lynda Boles New York, NY , US
62347 Sun May 01 19:14:14 EDT 2016 Lauren Jusek Garrettsville, OH , US
62346 Sun May 01 13:25:22 EDT 2016 Robin Blier saugerties, NY , US
62345 Sat Apr 30 21:02:36 EDT 2016 Mary Claire Krager Georgetown, DE , US
62344 Sat Apr 30 17:44:42 EDT 2016 Yael Shimshin Jerusalem, ot , IL
62343 Sat Apr 30 14:21:36 EDT 2016 Ben Williams Crestview , FL , US
62342 Sat Apr 30 13:09:49 EDT 2016 cindy sheaks hialeah, FL , US
62341 Fri Apr 29 20:58:32 EDT 2016 Heidi Mitchell Teasdale, UT , US
62340 Fri Apr 29 20:32:29 EDT 2016 Mary Proteau Los Angeles, CA , US
62339 Fri Apr 29 20:00:20 EDT 2016 Megan Baker MO, MO , US
62338 Fri Apr 29 16:57:19 EDT 2016 Marianna Sandulescu MI, MI , US
62337 Fri Apr 29 14:42:01 EDT 2016 Marjorie Clisson grand champ, ot , FR
62336 Fri Apr 29 12:56:39 EDT 2016 Anonymous PA, PA , US
62335 Fri Apr 29 12:33:03 EDT 2016 James Carmean O'Fallon, MO , US
62334 Fri Apr 29 11:33:12 EDT 2016 Shelley Toye Gales Ferry, CT , US
62333 Fri Apr 29 11:33:01 EDT 2016 Dana Nelson Plano, TX , US
62332 Fri Apr 29 09:37:47 EDT 2016 Michelle Carr Charlotte, NC , US
62331 Fri Apr 29 08:51:04 EDT 2016 Hilde Nagels Schilde, ot , BE
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