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
61142 Sat Aug 01 22:58:18 EDT 2015 melissa harlan AZ, AZ , US
61141 Sat Aug 01 20:13:05 EDT 2015 A Martin Garland, TX , US
61140 Sat Aug 01 16:02:59 EDT 2015 Gerry Fitzgerald Sanibel, FL , US
61139 Sat Aug 01 11:51:46 EDT 2015 Silviya Stefanova Please Select, ot , BG
61138 Sat Aug 01 09:28:39 EDT 2015 Rebekah Palmer Jacksonville, FL , US
61137 Fri Jul 31 12:52:40 EDT 2015 michael levitt CA - California, CA , US
61136 Fri Jul 31 12:20:18 EDT 2015 JOSEFA Arana Miami, FL , US
61135 Fri Jul 31 10:39:53 EDT 2015 Anonymous east, PA , US
61134 Fri Jul 31 08:36:47 EDT 2015 federica bracciotti lucca, ot , IT
61133 Thu Jul 30 23:50:15 EDT 2015 James Baldridge Tahlequah, OK , US
61132 Thu Jul 30 22:54:07 EDT 2015 Tom Sharkey Granby, CT , US
61131 Thu Jul 30 22:26:36 EDT 2015 casey schmidt Dunedin, FL , US
61130 Thu Jul 30 22:12:45 EDT 2015 Becky Anderson Bellingham, WA , US
61129 Thu Jul 30 22:06:07 EDT 2015 Dixie Parker Ojo Caliente, NM , US
61128 Thu Jul 30 21:42:08 EDT 2015 Kim Sellon New Providence, NJ , US
61127 Thu Jul 30 19:44:26 EDT 2015 Bonnie McLean Pensacola, FL , US
61126 Thu Jul 30 19:27:24 EDT 2015 Rock Morris Garland, TX , US
61125 Thu Jul 30 18:58:28 EDT 2015 karen aquino PA, PA , US
61124 Thu Jul 30 18:20:09 EDT 2015 Maureen Boenigk Holmen, WI , US
61123 Thu Jul 30 18:09:30 EDT 2015 Deborah REDDICK Malden, MA , US
61122 Thu Jul 30 18:03:32 EDT 2015 Joanna Kiplinger Westmont, IL , US
61121 Thu Jul 30 17:46:08 EDT 2015 Camilina Montanez Mountain view , CA , US
61120 Thu Jul 30 17:40:32 EDT 2015 Renee Burcham Golden, CO , US
61119 Thu Jul 30 17:16:55 EDT 2015 Ian Duncan Acworth, GA , US
61118 Thu Jul 30 17:04:15 EDT 2015 SHERRY SMITH BEL AIR, MD , US
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