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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58626 Sun Jul 27 23:07:45 EDT 2014 Anonymous buffalo, NY , US
58625 Sun Jul 27 22:46:09 EDT 2014 Cathy Loewenstein Babylon, NY , US
58624 Sun Jul 27 19:55:59 EDT 2014 Tina Zeeberg Portland, OR , US
58623 Sun Jul 27 16:33:00 EDT 2014 Cynthia Brooks-Fetty Leoti, KS , US
58622 Sun Jul 27 16:31:31 EDT 2014 Deenah Jacques Billerica, MA , US
58621 Sun Jul 27 11:01:57 EDT 2014 Alina Bertol Fuengirola, ot , ES
58620 Sun Jul 27 10:13:28 EDT 2014 Joanne Lowery b, MI , US
58619 Sun Jul 27 04:51:43 EDT 2014 ????? ??????? ??????????, FL , RU
58618 Sun Jul 27 04:40:50 EDT 2014 jet asha sydney, ot , AU
58617 Sun Jul 27 00:47:56 EDT 2014 Donna Deese Carrollton, TX , US
58616 Sat Jul 26 22:47:48 EDT 2014 DonnaJean Morrison Lake Wporth, FL , US
58615 Sat Jul 26 17:19:23 EDT 2014 betty almand avondale est., GA , US
58614 Sat Jul 26 16:54:49 EDT 2014 Amanda Esposito Reno, NV , US
58613 Sat Jul 26 16:52:08 EDT 2014 Jose Avetikyan Moscow, ot , RU
58612 Sat Jul 26 16:52:08 EDT 2014 Amanda Esposito Reno, NV , US
58611 Sat Jul 26 15:39:55 EDT 2014 Elena Nefedova Allston, MA , US
58610 Sat Jul 26 15:29:41 EDT 2014 Alisa Adobajor Moscow, ot , RU
58609 Sat Jul 26 15:29:35 EDT 2014 Alisa Adobajor Moscow, ot , RU
58608 Sat Jul 26 12:07:25 EDT 2014 Amanda Mikalson Farmington, WA , US
58607 Sat Jul 26 11:27:31 EDT 2014 K Knauss Charlotte, NC , US
58606 Sat Jul 26 11:18:03 EDT 2014 Katie Campbell Clarkesville, GA , US
58605 Sat Jul 26 11:17:53 EDT 2014 Katie Campbell Clarkesville, GA , US
58604 Sat Jul 26 10:44:14 EDT 2014 Pamela Ellison Kirkwood, NY , US
58603 Sat Jul 26 10:09:05 EDT 2014 Stephen Powell Central, SC , US
58602 Sat Jul 26 03:26:23 EDT 2014 carmen stevenson london, ot , GB
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