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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58656 Thu Jul 31 02:45:07 EDT 2014 Shinobu Fukushima Tokyo, ot , JP
58655 Wed Jul 30 19:33:46 EDT 2014 nelson myers harrisburg, PA , GB
58654 Wed Jul 30 15:24:18 EDT 2014 Ned Overton Lake Grove, NY , US
58653 Wed Jul 30 09:25:12 EDT 2014 M Busch elizabeth, NJ , US
58652 Wed Jul 30 05:29:56 EDT 2014 Iovanoviciq Camelia Timisoara, ot , RO
58651 Tue Jul 29 22:25:01 EDT 2014 Jennifer Schmidt Farwell, MN , US
58650 Tue Jul 29 21:11:35 EDT 2014 Lauren Warner Deering, NH , US
58649 Tue Jul 29 16:19:36 EDT 2014 Julie Jensen New York, NY , US
58648 Tue Jul 29 14:39:20 EDT 2014 claudia correia portimão, ot , PT
58647 Tue Jul 29 11:20:02 EDT 2014 Anna Rincon Kennesaw, GA , US
58646 Tue Jul 29 06:23:55 EDT 2014 Dustin Cloyes Columbiaville, MI , US
58645 Tue Jul 29 05:48:47 EDT 2014 eric ramos Cerritos, CA , US
58644 Tue Jul 29 03:49:12 EDT 2014 margret head sparks, NV , US
58643 Tue Jul 29 00:07:43 EDT 2014 Jessica Ballard Las Vegas, NV , US
58642 Mon Jul 28 21:47:01 EDT 2014 amy jackson loveland, CO , US
58641 Mon Jul 28 21:43:07 EDT 2014 Stephanie Gobert San Diego, CA , US
58640 Mon Jul 28 21:30:59 EDT 2014 katharine Odell Madison, WI , US
58639 Mon Jul 28 20:45:38 EDT 2014 a Sheffield athens, GA , US
58638 Mon Jul 28 20:07:40 EDT 2014 Alice Sather Newfolden, MN , US
58637 Mon Jul 28 18:59:19 EDT 2014 Jann Lutterman W. Valley, UT , US
58636 Mon Jul 28 18:59:10 EDT 2014 Jann Lutterman W. Valley, UT , US
58635 Mon Jul 28 18:31:16 EDT 2014 Liz Reed Lake Villa, IL , US
58634 Mon Jul 28 16:35:22 EDT 2014 Antoinette Ohayon Miami, FL , US
58633 Mon Jul 28 15:40:25 EDT 2014 Sheila Mandell Fort Lauderdale, FL , US
58632 Mon Jul 28 13:47:32 EDT 2014 Rosemarie Smith Delznco, NJ , US
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