Center for Biological Diversity

Eliminate Subsidies to Big Oil, Coal and Gas

offshore oil rig

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.

We, the undersigned, add our name to the growing list of people supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) and Rep. Keith 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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62918 Mon Jul 25 11:40:39 EDT 2016 Laura Nowack Earlville, NY , US
62917 Sun Jul 24 19:00:03 EDT 2016 JILLSON ELISHA FROST Santa Fe, NM , US
62916 Sat Jul 23 09:29:03 EDT 2016 Gabriele Zimmermann Romanshorn, ot , CH
62915 Fri Jul 22 21:54:00 EDT 2016 Dawn Carr Charlotte, NC , US
62914 Fri Jul 22 18:07:58 EDT 2016 Casey Pittman Coppell, TX , US
62913 Fri Jul 22 17:50:06 EDT 2016 angela fox desert hot springs, CA , US
62912 Fri Jul 22 16:06:46 EDT 2016 josh pucci VA, VA , US
62911 Fri Jul 22 14:43:45 EDT 2016 Karen Neubert LA, CA , US
62910 Fri Jul 22 13:17:23 EDT 2016 jon brock dallas, TX , US
62909 Fri Jul 22 12:10:43 EDT 2016 Melodie Rammer Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA , US
62908 Fri Jul 22 09:33:55 EDT 2016 Sharon Giles Silver Lake, NH , US
62907 Fri Jul 22 09:09:48 EDT 2016 Toby Cardoso NC, NC , US
62906 Fri Jul 22 04:28:28 EDT 2016 Carlo Zucchi Como, ot , IT
62905 Fri Jul 22 04:25:32 EDT 2016 gregory.a.. clewell seaside heights, NJ , US
62904 Fri Jul 22 00:51:41 EDT 2016 Anonymous salem, OR , US
62903 Fri Jul 22 00:15:14 EDT 2016 Mari Mennel-Bell Fort Lauderdale, FL , US
62902 Fri Jul 22 00:00:07 EDT 2016 Joshua Santos Mississauga, ON , CA
62901 Thu Jul 21 22:00:47 EDT 2016 Monica Fellowes Fredericksburg, VA , US
62900 Thu Jul 21 21:15:37 EDT 2016 Chris Guillory Port Angeles, WA , US
62899 Thu Jul 21 18:12:22 EDT 2016 Germano Brandes TX, TX , BR
62898 Thu Jul 21 18:04:52 EDT 2016 Rachel Levine Germantown , TN , US
62897 Thu Jul 21 16:26:30 EDT 2016 Graham Douglas, J.D. South Carolina, SC , US
62896 Thu Jul 21 16:20:54 EDT 2016 kathleen conner denver, CO , US
62895 Thu Jul 21 16:01:04 EDT 2016 Stuart Kelso Stockbridge, MA , US
62894 Thu Jul 21 15:55:50 EDT 2016 Nick Moidja Gold River , CA , US
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