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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63161 Tue Sep 27 22:48:58 EDT 2016 Anonymous Indianapolis, IN , US
63160 Tue Sep 27 11:09:45 EDT 2016 Krissy Southworth Al, AL , US
63159 Mon Sep 26 18:09:38 EDT 2016 Glenda Dugan Walnut Creek, CA , US
63158 Sun Sep 25 03:13:26 EDT 2016 Michael Stolte Glendora, CA , US
63157 Sat Sep 24 17:29:31 EDT 2016 Jacqueline O'Connor Sierra Vista, CA , US
63156 Sat Sep 24 14:38:55 EDT 2016 Paul Meyer HI, HI , US
63155 Sat Sep 24 13:16:49 EDT 2016 David Ramirez Sugar Land , TX , US
63154 Thu Sep 22 23:56:11 EDT 2016 Jerri Jarvis PA, PA , US
63153 Thu Sep 22 21:46:53 EDT 2016 Gene and Dori Peters Sun City, AZ , US
63152 Thu Sep 22 06:09:00 EDT 2016 Audrey Farrelly London , ot , GB
63151 Wed Sep 21 17:06:00 EDT 2016 Andrew Sulay Dnipropetrovsk, ot , UA
63150 Wed Sep 21 16:42:31 EDT 2016 Kelly Lund Malmö, ot , SE
63149 Wed Sep 21 12:35:24 EDT 2016 abby grayburn ny, NY , US
63148 Tue Sep 20 22:54:15 EDT 2016 shannon miller new market, TN , US
63147 Tue Sep 20 06:16:18 EDT 2016 Eileen Wunderlich Houston, TX , US
63146 Tue Sep 20 02:45:13 EDT 2016 Mindee Deligt Spokane, WA ,
63145 Tue Sep 20 00:25:23 EDT 2016 Anonymous Lakewood, CO , US
63144 Sun Sep 18 11:40:17 EDT 2016 Debbie Neimark Chicago, IL , US
63143 Sat Sep 17 17:42:21 EDT 2016 Fernando Pueblo San Diego, CA , US
63142 Sat Sep 17 17:05:40 EDT 2016 Alisa Adobajor Moscow, ot , RU
63141 Fri Sep 16 09:37:29 EDT 2016 Daniel Yazbek Brighton, MA , US
63140 Fri Sep 16 00:16:40 EDT 2016 LaDonna Ballard Ok, OK , US
63139 Thu Sep 15 18:20:39 EDT 2016 Steve Karges JANESVILLE, WI , US
63138 Thu Sep 15 11:52:02 EDT 2016 Diane Hayward BC, BC , CA
63137 Wed Sep 14 10:25:12 EDT 2016 Lorrie Jamison CO, CO , US
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