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
59412 Tue Sep 30 20:28:56 EDT 2014 Courtney Wall Benbrook, TX , US
59411 Tue Sep 30 20:28:46 EDT 2014 Courtney Wall Benbrook, TX , US
59410 Tue Sep 30 14:13:01 EDT 2014 Alyse Vasil Ocean Isle Beach, NC , US
59409 Tue Sep 30 12:01:49 EDT 2014 Anonymous easton, PA , US
59408 Tue Sep 30 12:00:14 EDT 2014 Tiffany Baker Nicholasville, KY , US
59407 Tue Sep 30 11:59:57 EDT 2014 Tiffany Baker Nicholasville, KY , US
59406 Sun Sep 28 23:44:32 EDT 2014 Dorina Solymar Los Angeles, CA , US
59405 Sun Sep 28 16:43:11 EDT 2014 surya rajesh hyderabad, ot , IN
59404 Sun Sep 28 04:45:54 EDT 2014 susanna minacheili thessaloniki, HI , GR
59403 Sat Sep 27 04:00:54 EDT 2014 Kimberly Myhre Colorado Springs, CO , US
59402 Fri Sep 26 23:08:52 EDT 2014 Michael Brown Eugene, OR , US
59401 Fri Sep 26 13:52:31 EDT 2014 mr. g. west everett, WA , US
59400 Fri Sep 26 13:05:32 EDT 2014 LeMoyn Salmonsen Placitas, NM , US
59399 Fri Sep 26 12:49:17 EDT 2014 mara davenport tucson, AZ , US
59398 Fri Sep 26 09:28:48 EDT 2014 Victor Kiviat Bowie, MD , US
59397 Fri Sep 26 03:38:42 EDT 2014 Daniel Tham Singapore, ot , SG
59396 Fri Sep 26 03:13:12 EDT 2014 AJ and John Jittipsopa-Zinner Mossyrock, WA , US
59395 Thu Sep 25 23:37:01 EDT 2014 Robert House Eagle, ID , US
59394 Thu Sep 25 23:18:04 EDT 2014 Sam morrison Livingston Manor, NY , US
59393 Thu Sep 25 20:29:21 EDT 2014 Nicole Jacques West Haven, CT , US
59392 Thu Sep 25 16:01:56 EDT 2014 Carmen Schwitzer Le Center, MN , US
59391 Mon Sep 22 23:50:30 EDT 2014 Hirokoj Jones San Fraancisco, CA , US
59390 Mon Sep 22 15:12:11 EDT 2014 Rev Leslie Martin Celadhan Huntington Station, NY , US
59389 Mon Sep 22 14:40:57 EDT 2014 Melissa Clemons Silverado, CA , US
59388 Sun Sep 21 22:16:36 EDT 2014 Ivan Snajdar Crikvenica, ot , HR
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