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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59587 Mon Oct 20 23:11:04 EDT 2014 Kyle Myers cohasset, CA , US
59586 Mon Oct 20 19:38:51 EDT 2014 Anonymous Orange, CA , US
59585 Mon Oct 20 16:24:24 EDT 2014 Paige Wickline Madison, WI , US
59584 Mon Oct 20 13:53:55 EDT 2014 Kathleen Ward Boise, ID , US
59583 Mon Oct 20 00:47:40 EDT 2014 Mark Hallett Dallas, OR , US
59582 Sun Oct 19 19:06:45 EDT 2014 pat thorne sedona, AZ , US
59581 Sun Oct 19 18:14:17 EDT 2014 Mark Benfold Ashford, ot , GB
59580 Sun Oct 19 16:19:43 EDT 2014 Anonymous Portland, OR , US
59579 Sun Oct 19 15:40:11 EDT 2014 Faith Strailey Quincy, CA , US
59578 Sun Oct 19 10:49:18 EDT 2014 Veronica Reyes Chatsworth, GA , US
59577 Sun Oct 19 09:58:17 EDT 2014 Loretta Olsen Wilmington, OH , US
59576 Sun Oct 19 00:39:35 EDT 2014 Shalise Wilson Roseville, CA , US
59575 Sat Oct 18 22:47:17 EDT 2014 Dan Murray Biena Vista, CO , US
59574 Sat Oct 18 20:21:07 EDT 2014 Monte Millick Onaga, KS , US
59573 Sat Oct 18 19:31:47 EDT 2014 Maria Nowicki San Francisco, CA , US
59572 Sat Oct 18 17:20:05 EDT 2014 David Fischetti Allison Park, PA , US
59571 Sat Oct 18 15:51:26 EDT 2014 Richard Penoyar Midland, MI , US
59570 Sat Oct 18 15:18:05 EDT 2014 Patricia Missell Webster, NY , US
59569 Sat Oct 18 14:34:52 EDT 2014 Lynne Elmer Lafayette, NY , US
59568 Sat Oct 18 13:26:27 EDT 2014 Armida Franceschini Ramona, CA , US
59567 Sat Oct 18 12:07:46 EDT 2014 Melissa Keith Marietta, GA , US
59566 Sat Oct 18 11:45:49 EDT 2014 Sheryl Erickson JAX, FL , US
59565 Sat Oct 18 11:40:06 EDT 2014 Alina Bertol Fuengirola, ot , ES
59564 Sat Oct 18 11:23:20 EDT 2014 Debbie Sparks Gretna, LA , US
59563 Sat Oct 18 09:40:29 EDT 2014 JAY DIGIANDOMENICO PLANTSVILLE, CT , US
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