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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59666 Fri Oct 31 23:01:48 EDT 2014 brenda tobin perris, CA , US
59665 Fri Oct 31 14:49:25 EDT 2014 Alice Neuman Sacramento, CA , US
59664 Fri Oct 31 14:11:30 EDT 2014 Gail MacDonald Montevideo, ot , UY
59663 Fri Oct 31 12:22:20 EDT 2014 Ruth Ward Gresham, OR , US
59662 Fri Oct 31 12:12:00 EDT 2014 Dennis Landi Long Beach, CA , US
59661 Fri Oct 31 10:03:16 EDT 2014 Diane Andrulonis Port Deposit, MD , US
59660 Fri Oct 31 10:00:24 EDT 2014 Sheila Mandell Fort Lauderdale, FL , US
59659 Fri Oct 31 09:02:41 EDT 2014 Theresa Corbett New York, NY , US
59658 Fri Oct 31 08:16:45 EDT 2014 Piero Masarati Cassano d'Adda, ot , IT
59657 Fri Oct 31 07:20:49 EDT 2014 John Silk Bridgeport, CT , US
59656 Fri Oct 31 04:56:24 EDT 2014 tom gebus czestochowa, ot , PL
59655 Fri Oct 31 04:56:23 EDT 2014 tom gebus czestochowa, ot , PL
59654 Fri Oct 31 04:44:34 EDT 2014 Lajeanne Leveton Fleming Island, FL , US
59653 Fri Oct 31 04:38:27 EDT 2014 Elisabetta Lelli Spinetoli - AP - ITALY, ot , IT
59652 Fri Oct 31 02:42:21 EDT 2014 pete sandifer montgomery, AL , US
59651 Fri Oct 31 02:34:19 EDT 2014 Pam Miller No. Highlands, CA , US
59650 Fri Oct 31 02:10:10 EDT 2014 Claudia Gibson Fairfax, CA , US
59649 Fri Oct 31 01:30:52 EDT 2014 Daniel Tham Singapore, ot , SG
59648 Fri Oct 31 00:57:15 EDT 2014 Rick Tomasello Tucson, AZ , US
59647 Fri Oct 31 00:13:19 EDT 2014 Pat Williamson Mt Arlington , NJ , US
59646 Fri Oct 31 00:00:54 EDT 2014 diana koeck Costa Mesa, CA , US
59645 Thu Oct 30 23:50:23 EDT 2014 Ana Menjivar Santa Monica, CA , US
59644 Thu Oct 30 23:47:29 EDT 2014 Francesca Husted Woodstock, NY , US
59643 Thu Oct 30 23:14:43 EDT 2014 Jerry Rivers Roosevelt, NY , US
59642 Thu Oct 30 22:52:04 EDT 2014 Wendon Barnard Freeport, NY , US
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