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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62334 Fri Apr 29 11:33:12 EDT 2016 Shelley Toye Gales Ferry, CT , US
62333 Fri Apr 29 11:33:01 EDT 2016 Dana Nelson Plano, TX , US
62332 Fri Apr 29 09:37:47 EDT 2016 Michelle Carr NC, NC , US
62331 Fri Apr 29 08:51:04 EDT 2016 Hilde nagels Schilde, ot , BE
62330 Fri Apr 29 01:16:59 EDT 2016 Kim Dorsey Semmes, AL , US
62329 Thu Apr 28 23:42:32 EDT 2016 Hilda Gilman Miami, FL , US
62328 Thu Apr 28 23:25:13 EDT 2016 Joan Arnold Madison, WI , US
62327 Thu Apr 28 21:06:12 EDT 2016 Leslie Bow Oro Valley, AZ , US
62326 Thu Apr 28 20:49:08 EDT 2016 Annette Ondre-Wysocki Montague, MA , US
62325 Thu Apr 28 19:00:41 EDT 2016 Charles Slagal Atoka, TN , US
62324 Thu Apr 28 16:14:17 EDT 2016 Mary Eastman OKC, OK , US
62323 Thu Apr 28 16:11:31 EDT 2016 Sarah Holder Benicia, CA , US
62322 Thu Apr 28 16:02:29 EDT 2016 Cynthia Madak Warren, MI , US
62321 Thu Apr 28 16:00:02 EDT 2016 Ben Cachola CA, CA , US
62320 Thu Apr 28 15:48:50 EDT 2016 Kat Dancer schwartz Hot springs, AR , US
62319 Thu Apr 28 15:36:19 EDT 2016 Antoinette Gonzales Victorville, CA , US
62318 Thu Apr 28 15:26:49 EDT 2016 Deborah Voves Alaska, AK , US
62317 Thu Apr 28 15:12:03 EDT 2016 wandis wilcox aptos, CA , US
62316 Thu Apr 28 15:06:04 EDT 2016 Lynne Levine Franklin Square, NY , US
62315 Thu Apr 28 09:48:04 EDT 2016 AURORA INSURRIAGA CHICAGO, IL , US
62314 Wed Apr 27 14:47:16 EDT 2016 Mary A Leon San Antonio, TX , US
62313 Wed Apr 27 14:06:22 EDT 2016 Christine Cotler MADISONVILLE, TN , US
62312 Tue Apr 26 02:13:23 EDT 2016 Jennifer Wyatt Mountlake Terrace, WA , US
62311 Mon Apr 25 16:54:27 EDT 2016 Jennifer Aselin Chino Hills, CA , United States
62310 Mon Apr 25 14:53:08 EDT 2016 Jennifer Perugini Santa Monica , CA , US
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