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
59036 Wed Aug 20 17:45:18 EDT 2014 Rachel Ross Edgewater, FL , US
59035 Wed Aug 20 17:30:52 EDT 2014 rita hogan Elmwood, TN , US
59034 Wed Aug 20 11:20:45 EDT 2014 Merri Isom Austin, TX , US
59033 Wed Aug 20 00:07:49 EDT 2014 nelson myers harrisburg, PA , GB
59032 Tue Aug 19 15:44:27 EDT 2014 Christopher Martin Saint Marys, OH , US
59031 Tue Aug 19 11:37:06 EDT 2014 michael farkas oxford, PA , US
59030 Tue Aug 19 02:27:25 EDT 2014 Maria Martinez Johnson City, NY , US
59029 Mon Aug 18 17:59:57 EDT 2014 mauricio carvajal Santiago, ot , CL
59028 Mon Aug 18 15:52:07 EDT 2014 Barbara Britz Berkeley, CA , US
59027 Mon Aug 18 12:39:57 EDT 2014 Mandy Hahn Bloomfield, NY , US
59026 Mon Aug 18 05:49:14 EDT 2014 Natalie Santiago Chula Vista, CA , US
59025 Sun Aug 17 20:30:10 EDT 2014 S Gilbreath Valley Mills, TX , US
59024 Sun Aug 17 20:30:01 EDT 2014 S Gilbreath Valley Mills, TX , US
59023 Sun Aug 17 19:04:16 EDT 2014 sonja wong Brooklyn, NY , US
59022 Sun Aug 17 14:13:55 EDT 2014 betty almand avondale est., GA , US
59021 Sun Aug 17 13:27:32 EDT 2014 Valerie Sanderson Lake Mills, IA , US
59020 Sun Aug 17 08:51:54 EDT 2014 sonja syne pompano Beach, FL , US
59019 Sun Aug 17 07:07:21 EDT 2014 Martin Haunhorst Bonn, ot , DE
59018 Sun Aug 17 05:42:10 EDT 2014 liron solomon holon, ot , IL
59017 Sun Aug 17 05:21:59 EDT 2014 alunni ilaria perugia, ot , IT
59016 Sun Aug 17 02:56:58 EDT 2014 Sampson Chan San Francisco, CA , US
59015 Sun Aug 17 01:21:28 EDT 2014 Anonymous Rosamond, CA , US
59014 Sat Aug 16 22:37:13 EDT 2014 Carol Goiburn FRESNO, CA , US
59013 Sat Aug 16 22:23:54 EDT 2014 Tina Colafranceschi Whitethorn, CA , US
59012 Sat Aug 16 21:36:45 EDT 2014 Sigfrido Quijano oakville, ON , CA
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