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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62486 Tue May 24 16:23:43 EDT 2016 Camiel Rodriguez Klamath falls, OR , US
62485 Tue May 24 16:23:34 EDT 2016 Camiel Rodriguez Klamath falls, OR , US
62484 Tue May 24 16:15:24 EDT 2016 Brian Blake Klamath falls , OR , US
62483 Tue May 24 11:27:59 EDT 2016 Kimberly Glasson Spokane , WA , US
62482 Tue May 24 09:45:24 EDT 2016 Katherine Mayers StPetersburg, FL , US
62481 Tue May 24 05:00:52 EDT 2016 Rebecca Moras TRoutville, VA , US
62480 Sun May 22 21:42:02 EDT 2016 B. Conelley Frederick, MD , US
62479 Sun May 22 14:09:36 EDT 2016 Debbie Neimark Chicago, IL , US
62478 Sun May 22 04:20:28 EDT 2016 C W Seattle, WA , US
62477 Sun May 22 01:01:19 EDT 2016 Jennifer Downing Stockholm, NJ , US
62476 Sun May 22 00:18:39 EDT 2016 Natalie Schott-Hartman Missouri, MO , US
62475 Sat May 21 22:34:30 EDT 2016 uta gabler santa rosa, CA , US
62474 Sat May 21 19:44:33 EDT 2016 g m Pacifica, CA , US
62473 Sat May 21 19:19:01 EDT 2016 Carolyn Goldston Houston , TX , US
62472 Sat May 21 16:49:28 EDT 2016 Meaghan Black Hollister , CA , US
62471 Fri May 20 21:58:45 EDT 2016 Victoria Stratton Washington, WA , US
62470 Fri May 20 13:40:37 EDT 2016 Shane McDonald Broomfield, CO , US
62469 Fri May 20 12:18:02 EDT 2016 Brandi Whitecloud penn Hills, PA , US
62468 Fri May 20 11:06:19 EDT 2016 jerod roberts ballwin, MO , US
62467 Fri May 20 07:58:28 EDT 2016 Michele May Tolland, CT , US
62466 Fri May 20 04:46:44 EDT 2016 Daniela Rossi None, ot , IT
62465 Fri May 20 04:04:41 EDT 2016 Ocean Borden Texas, TX , US
62464 Fri May 20 02:39:58 EDT 2016 ryk diemert perryville, MO , US
62463 Fri May 20 00:27:19 EDT 2016 Megan Bornman Sandton, ot , ZA
62462 Thu May 19 21:22:23 EDT 2016 Debi Martinez Reno, NV , US
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