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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56579 Thu Apr 24 06:25:02 EDT 2014 Daniela Marzola Brescia, ot , IT
56578 Wed Apr 23 22:29:57 EDT 2014 John Velickovic Upland, CA , US
56577 Wed Apr 23 19:17:39 EDT 2014 Robin Blier saugerties, NY , US
56576 Wed Apr 23 17:48:58 EDT 2014 Stephanie Eckard Fair Oaks, CA , US
56575 Wed Apr 23 17:47:49 EDT 2014 Stephanie Eckard Fair Oaks, CA , US
56574 Wed Apr 23 15:15:53 EDT 2014 Kristine Moy Grosse Pointe, MI , US
56573 Wed Apr 23 13:34:53 EDT 2014 Waltraud Usahanun Wien, ot , AT
56572 Wed Apr 23 13:06:05 EDT 2014 Elizabeth Rych Tilton, NH , US
56571 Wed Apr 23 05:24:35 EDT 2014 veronika radosova trencin, ot , SK
56570 Wed Apr 23 03:58:08 EDT 2014 Daniel Girling Newbury, ot , GB
56569 Wed Apr 23 03:58:06 EDT 2014 Daniel Girling Newbury, ot , GB
56568 Tue Apr 22 23:05:38 EDT 2014 KIMBERLY ROSS Toronto, ON , CA
56567 Tue Apr 22 22:33:47 EDT 2014 Brittani Killion-Mottola Austin, TX , US
56566 Tue Apr 22 17:39:48 EDT 2014 brigitte ballouard villefranche sur mer, ot , FR
56565 Tue Apr 22 15:45:26 EDT 2014 nelson myers harrisburg, PA , US
56564 Tue Apr 22 15:45:26 EDT 2014 nelson myers harrisburg, PA , US
56563 Tue Apr 22 13:08:29 EDT 2014 Anonymous Kendall Park, NJ , US
56562 Tue Apr 22 09:22:42 EDT 2014 laura gagliotti augusta, DC , IT
56561 Tue Apr 22 07:02:04 EDT 2014 liron solomon holon, ot , IL
56560 Tue Apr 22 05:08:37 EDT 2014 Zohal Khan Bethlehem, PA , US
56559 Mon Apr 21 21:50:17 EDT 2014 Sheila Mandell Fort Lauderdale, FL , US
56558 Mon Apr 21 20:35:57 EDT 2014 KAREN PEPE HAWTHORNE, NJ , US
56557 Mon Apr 21 16:27:13 EDT 2014 Katelyn Wallach Purchase, NY , US
56556 Mon Apr 21 16:21:26 EDT 2014 sally eastey bellevue, WA , US
56555 Mon Apr 21 15:58:14 EDT 2014 Anonymous naples, FL , US
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