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.
Optional Member Code

1-25 of 54809 signatures
Number Date Name Location
54809 Mon Dec 05 21:40:52 EST 2016 VICTORIA KIRSCHENBAUM burbank, CA , US
54808 Sat Dec 03 11:33:37 EST 2016 C Gorny SHerman Oaks, CA , US
54807 Fri Dec 02 12:03:56 EST 2016 Kenneth Smith Yuma, AZ , US
54806 Fri Dec 02 08:29:09 EST 2016 Anonymous Wausau , WI , US
54805 Fri Dec 02 01:27:51 EST 2016 Lori Gasser Hermitage, TN , US
54804 Thu Dec 01 15:54:21 EST 2016 George Will Snellville, GA , US
54803 Thu Dec 01 11:24:26 EST 2016 Becky Grajeda Chicago, IL , US
54802 Tue Nov 29 20:43:58 EST 2016 Sophie Swirczynski Eugene, OR , US
54801 Sat Nov 26 17:36:19 EST 2016 Anita Garrison Branford, FL , US
54800 Fri Nov 25 16:42:26 EST 2016 Fernando Pueblo San Diego, CA , US
54799 Thu Nov 24 04:12:40 EST 2016 James Sullivan Chicago, IL , US
54798 Wed Nov 23 20:10:40 EST 2016 Barry Bennett Fayetteville, AR , US
54797 Sun Nov 20 21:19:37 EST 2016 Dawn Hostetler Phoenix, AZ , US
54796 Sun Nov 20 21:17:36 EST 2016 David Barlow Leesburg, VA , US
54795 Sun Nov 20 19:29:42 EST 2016 Margaret Beegle MN, MN , US
54794 Sat Nov 19 13:08:14 EST 2016 ruth reynolds oak view, CA , US
54793 Sat Nov 19 08:50:30 EST 2016 Karen Kelleher Richland, NJ , US
54792 Sat Nov 19 08:49:56 EST 2016 Karen Kelleher Richland, NJ , US
54791 Fri Nov 18 16:33:20 EST 2016 A Martin Texas, TX , US
54790 Fri Nov 18 11:51:10 EST 2016 Jere Wilkerson Monterey, CA , US
54789 Fri Nov 18 07:03:25 EST 2016 marietta mautner Vienna, AT+09 , AT
54788 Thu Nov 17 18:04:47 EST 2016 Kaye Brown N Charleston, SC , US
54787 Thu Nov 17 07:28:53 EST 2016 Angelica Chinellato Monthey, CH+22 , CH
54786 Thu Nov 17 07:27:51 EST 2016 Angelica Chinellato Monthey, CH+22 , CH
54785 Tue Nov 15 11:09:43 EST 2016 kenneth clark rochester, NY , US
Next ->

Please take action by Jan. 20, 2017.

Photo of offshore oil rig.

*Fields marked with an asterisk are required.