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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62530 Tue May 31 14:39:12 EDT 2016 Kathryn Pierce Syracuse, NY , US
62529 Tue May 31 10:00:56 EDT 2016 massimo marchesini torino, ot , IT
62528 Tue May 31 05:36:40 EDT 2016 victor hemmy III honolulu, HI , US
62527 Tue May 31 02:05:48 EDT 2016 Karen Howard Blaine, WA , US
62526 Mon May 30 13:54:00 EDT 2016 Debra Corbett IN, IN , US
62525 Mon May 30 09:55:55 EDT 2016 Mark House Machesney Park, IL , US
62524 Sun May 29 19:45:18 EDT 2016 Charlotte Gardiner Virginia, VA , US
62523 Sat May 28 20:12:47 EDT 2016 S Holtz Colorado, CO , US
62522 Sat May 28 08:52:05 EDT 2016 Phil Osborne Cincinnati, OH , UM
62521 Sat May 28 08:51:50 EDT 2016 Phil Osborne Cincinnati, OH , UM
62520 Sat May 28 08:32:40 EDT 2016 Polly Cockrill ME, ME , US
62519 Sat May 28 04:40:19 EDT 2016 wendy van oosterwijck niel, ot , BE
62518 Sat May 28 00:13:34 EDT 2016 liberty michaels new paltz, NY , US
62517 Fri May 27 15:27:47 EDT 2016 Maureen Fudger Lisle, NY , US
62516 Fri May 27 15:27:32 EDT 2016 Maureen Fudger Lisle, NY , US
62515 Fri May 27 14:27:00 EDT 2016 John Fitzgerald Kilkenny, MN , US
62514 Fri May 27 14:03:34 EDT 2016 Virgil Dahl Waterloo, IA , US
62513 Fri May 27 13:37:06 EDT 2016 Sylviane Mahaux Boynton Beach, FL , US
62512 Fri May 27 13:06:15 EDT 2016 Kathleen Markus-Walczak Lorain, OH , US
62511 Fri May 27 09:22:55 EDT 2016 Andi Delorenzo Setauket, NY , US
62510 Fri May 27 08:09:11 EDT 2016 Lary McKee Oregon, OR , US
62509 Fri May 27 07:04:38 EDT 2016 Anonymous NY, NY , US
62508 Fri May 27 05:09:13 EDT 2016 Natalia Kuznetsova Shchekino, ot , RU
62507 Fri May 27 04:29:38 EDT 2016 Ronald Adams La Salle, CO , US
62506 Fri May 27 03:08:09 EDT 2016 Valentina Morbini Gardone V.T., ot , IT
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