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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56529 Fri Apr 18 21:54:05 EDT 2014 jet asha sydney, ot , AU
56528 Fri Apr 18 20:00:26 EDT 2014 Paul Malchodi and family San Diego, CA , US
56527 Fri Apr 18 19:22:57 EDT 2014 Emily G Gainesville, VA , US
56526 Fri Apr 18 18:37:29 EDT 2014 Rosie Prantner M√ľnchen, ot , DE
56525 Fri Apr 18 17:49:32 EDT 2014 Katherine Babiak Port Tobacco, MD , US
56524 Fri Apr 18 15:46:35 EDT 2014 Carrie Rogers navarre, FL , US
56523 Fri Apr 18 15:39:42 EDT 2014 Pamela Polizzi Morganton, GA , US
56522 Fri Apr 18 15:29:18 EDT 2014 Anonymous Port St Lucie, FL , US
56521 Fri Apr 18 15:18:13 EDT 2014 Kathrin Haller Deggingen, ot , DE
56520 Fri Apr 18 14:51:02 EDT 2014 Lynette Tudorache Jersey City, NJ , US
56519 Fri Apr 18 14:46:44 EDT 2014 Gabriela Bernreuther Umkirch, ot , DE
56518 Fri Apr 18 14:15:45 EDT 2014 J.M. LAVASSAUR Norristown, MI , US
56517 Fri Apr 18 14:13:48 EDT 2014 Ann Quota Croton on Hudson, NY , US
56516 Fri Apr 18 13:56:11 EDT 2014 corlinda slagt putten, HI , AL
56515 Fri Apr 18 13:49:23 EDT 2014 DivyaDarshan Gurrala VIJAYAWADA, IA , US
56514 Fri Apr 18 12:54:31 EDT 2014 Martin Haunhorst Bonn, ot , DE
56513 Fri Apr 18 12:25:31 EDT 2014 SANDRA VITO valencia, ot , ES
56512 Fri Apr 18 11:45:35 EDT 2014 Anonymous Alhambra, CA , US
56511 Fri Apr 18 11:41:37 EDT 2014 Sue Chard Portland, TN , US
56510 Fri Apr 18 11:29:10 EDT 2014 Steven Barrows Wareham, MA , US
56509 Fri Apr 18 11:13:16 EDT 2014 Charles L. Lynn III Browns Mills, NJ , US
56508 Fri Apr 18 11:09:35 EDT 2014 mr. g. west everett, WA , US
56507 Fri Apr 18 10:23:32 EDT 2014 Angelica Velazquez Bridgeport, CT , US
56506 Fri Apr 18 10:02:45 EDT 2014 michael sutton colma, CA , US
56505 Fri Apr 18 09:15:42 EDT 2014 sonia vitale torino, ot , IT
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