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
61880 Tue Feb 09 15:05:03 EST 2016 Anonymous San Bernardino, CA , US
61879 Tue Feb 09 11:11:03 EST 2016 Barry Swedlow Lynchburg, VA , US
61878 Tue Feb 09 10:44:38 EST 2016 Nelson Kaiser Chico, CA , US
61877 Tue Feb 09 10:10:50 EST 2016 Thomas Keene carmichaels, PA , US
61876 Tue Feb 09 09:56:38 EST 2016 Michael Black NY, NY , US
61875 Tue Feb 09 09:02:51 EST 2016 THEODORE SPACHIDAKIS PIRAEUS, ot , GR
61874 Tue Feb 09 08:46:41 EST 2016 Elvin Stewart Jamestown, NY , US
61873 Tue Feb 09 05:27:36 EST 2016 Rosemarie Grubba Florida, FL , US
61872 Tue Feb 09 01:53:52 EST 2016 Leslie Blanchard Texas, TX , US
61871 Tue Feb 09 01:53:52 EST 2016 Leslie Blanchard Texas, TX , US
61870 Tue Feb 09 00:48:28 EST 2016 Kimberly Guysick Barberton, OH , US
61869 Mon Feb 08 20:40:06 EST 2016 gary schenkel plymouth, CT , US
61868 Mon Feb 08 18:50:39 EST 2016 Sean Kallal CA, CA , US
61867 Mon Feb 08 17:41:21 EST 2016 Sharon Baily Charlottesville, VA , US
61866 Mon Feb 08 16:48:17 EST 2016 Debi Darnell Grimsley , TN , US
61865 Mon Feb 08 15:50:08 EST 2016 Robert Hensman Englewood , FL , US
61864 Mon Feb 08 15:11:43 EST 2016 r vanstrien warren, NJ , US
61863 Sun Feb 07 16:47:23 EST 2016 Paul McCarthy Scotia, NY , US
61862 Sun Feb 07 05:09:52 EST 2016 Wayne Langley Texas, TX , US
61861 Sun Feb 07 00:51:52 EST 2016 Stephen Spieckerman Waukesha, WI , US
61860 Sat Feb 06 03:22:44 EST 2016 Benjamin Wagner Port Orchard, WA , US
61859 Fri Feb 05 13:09:56 EST 2016 Carol Papworth WA, WA , US
61858 Fri Feb 05 02:11:35 EST 2016 Gerald Fisher Hillsboro, OR , US
61857 Thu Feb 04 15:21:09 EST 2016 Gloria Stacholy Coral Gables, FL , US
61856 Thu Feb 04 15:03:14 EST 2016 Sarah Sivro Geneva , ot , CH
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