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
59226 Mon Sep 01 18:23:59 EDT 2014 Liberty Brigner Columbus, OH , US
59225 Mon Sep 01 16:09:00 EDT 2014 Matthew Hartlieb Mesa, AZ , US
59224 Mon Sep 01 15:59:54 EDT 2014 Lara Linnemeier Düsseldorf, ot , DE
59223 Sun Aug 31 01:29:59 EDT 2014 Elizabeth Boggess Hammond, IN , US
59222 Sat Aug 30 18:26:14 EDT 2014 Thomas Kuntz Portsmouth, VA , US
59221 Sat Aug 30 07:53:46 EDT 2014 Martin Haunhorst Bonn, ot , DE
59220 Fri Aug 29 23:16:55 EDT 2014 Jin Nothmann Owings mills, MD , US
59219 Fri Aug 29 19:10:47 EDT 2014 Lily Sandoval Pasadena , CA , US
59218 Fri Aug 29 12:16:20 EDT 2014 Anonymous Hamburg, ot , DE
59217 Fri Aug 29 10:59:49 EDT 2014 Anonymous Easton, PA , US
59216 Fri Aug 29 08:08:42 EDT 2014 Gail MacDonald Montevideo, ot , UY
59215 Fri Aug 29 04:10:38 EDT 2014 Daniel Tham Singapore, ot , SG
59214 Fri Aug 29 03:39:08 EDT 2014 Iovanovici Camelia Timisoara, ot , RO
59213 Thu Aug 28 23:10:46 EDT 2014 Sheila Mandell Fort Lauderdale, FL , US
59212 Thu Aug 28 22:21:14 EDT 2014 scott roney temeca, CA , US
59211 Thu Aug 28 20:57:54 EDT 2014 Lucinda Greene Harrison Valley, PA , US
59210 Thu Aug 28 18:40:11 EDT 2014 macyle candela East Berlin, PA , US
59209 Thu Aug 28 18:06:19 EDT 2014 Sarala Arunagiri El Paso, TX , US
59208 Thu Aug 28 17:31:15 EDT 2014 margie olvera palm bay, FL , US
59207 Thu Aug 28 17:18:40 EDT 2014 David Ramos Mishawaka, IN , US
59206 Thu Aug 28 16:50:33 EDT 2014 Barbara Franck Philadelphia, PA , US
59205 Thu Aug 28 16:37:12 EDT 2014 Ronnie Foster Nine Mile Falls, WA , US
59204 Thu Aug 28 16:26:44 EDT 2014 Nicolás Caballero Sevilla, ot , ES
59203 Thu Aug 28 16:22:39 EDT 2014 Barbara Poulsen Corvallis, OR , US
59202 Thu Aug 28 16:15:35 EDT 2014 Nichole Noelle Vancouver, WA , US
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