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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62735 Sun Jun 26 14:23:33 EDT 2016 Sandra flemisch Dossenheim , ot , DE
62734 Sun Jun 26 07:05:41 EDT 2016 Audrey Vales Sèvres, ot , FR
62733 Sun Jun 26 07:05:08 EDT 2016 Carol Garde Sunrise, FL , US
62732 Sat Jun 25 21:27:12 EDT 2016 kent lennox san francisco, CA , US
62731 Sat Jun 25 17:06:06 EDT 2016 Lida Stevenson OR, OR , US
62730 Sat Jun 25 09:51:58 EDT 2016 Isaac Wollman San Luis Obispo, CA , US
62729 Sat Jun 25 09:51:47 EDT 2016 Isaac Wollman San Luis Obispo, CA , US
62728 Sat Jun 25 00:32:43 EDT 2016 Jeremy Wales Evansville, MN , US
62727 Fri Jun 24 12:36:59 EDT 2016 MERI ROEDER WI, WI , US
62726 Fri Jun 24 12:18:50 EDT 2016 William G Gonzalez Suffern, NY , US
62725 Fri Jun 24 04:46:19 EDT 2016 Ronald Adams La Salle, CO , US
62724 Fri Jun 24 03:01:44 EDT 2016 wendy van oosterwijck niel, ot , BE
62723 Fri Jun 24 01:42:38 EDT 2016 judye houle crestline, CA , US
62722 Fri Jun 24 01:13:30 EDT 2016 Jonathan Peter NY, NY , US
62721 Fri Jun 24 01:04:24 EDT 2016 wanda abel lacrescent, MN , US
62720 Fri Jun 24 00:46:43 EDT 2016 Megan Bornman Sandton, ot , ZA
62719 Fri Jun 24 00:36:54 EDT 2016 Anonymous Fort Worth, TX , US
62718 Thu Jun 23 23:38:36 EDT 2016 Kate Ionina Redmond, WA , US
62717 Thu Jun 23 23:38:35 EDT 2016 Kate Ionina Redmond, WA , US
62716 Thu Jun 23 22:28:39 EDT 2016 Petri Winberry Arlington, VA , US
62715 Thu Jun 23 21:29:43 EDT 2016 Gregg Johnson San Jose, CA , US
62714 Thu Jun 23 21:09:15 EDT 2016 Claudia Reed FL, FL , US
62713 Thu Jun 23 20:59:19 EDT 2016 Harry Bord OH, OH , US
62712 Thu Jun 23 20:54:06 EDT 2016 JoAnn Polley 98370, WA , US
62711 Thu Jun 23 20:50:37 EDT 2016 Tatiana King Massachusetts, MA , US
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