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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59746 Tue Nov 25 18:14:50 EST 2014 Jose Avetikyan Moscow, ot , RU
59745 Tue Nov 25 18:14:45 EST 2014 Jose Avetikyan Moscow, ot , RU
59744 Tue Nov 25 18:14:02 EST 2014 Jose Avetikyan Moscow, ot , RU
59743 Tue Nov 25 17:31:45 EST 2014 Alisa Adobajor Moskva, ot , RU
59742 Tue Nov 25 17:31:17 EST 2014 Alisa Adobajor Moskva, ot , RU
59741 Mon Nov 24 23:34:30 EST 2014 Tom Finholt Wildwood, MP , US
59740 Mon Nov 24 23:15:12 EST 2014 Steve Crick Mercersburg, PA , US
59739 Mon Nov 24 12:57:25 EST 2014 Jessica Jean Posner Palmdale, CA , US
59738 Mon Nov 24 09:23:48 EST 2014 Melania Padilla Managua, ot , NI
59737 Sun Nov 23 07:13:20 EST 2014 Aysenur Çömlekci Manisa, Türkiye Cumhuriyeti, IA , CA
59736 Fri Nov 21 20:13:21 EST 2014 debbie mcqueen avon park, FL , US
59735 Fri Nov 21 16:54:13 EST 2014 Debby Rising sacramento, CA , US
59734 Fri Nov 21 16:21:04 EST 2014 Carol Turton Swansea, MA , US
59733 Fri Nov 21 12:05:38 EST 2014 Anonymous Easton, PA , US
59732 Fri Nov 21 09:23:20 EST 2014 Joyce Libbey Nahant, MA , US
59731 Fri Nov 21 06:33:14 EST 2014 Cheryl Phillips Maryville, TN , US
59730 Fri Nov 21 01:14:27 EST 2014 Kathryn Cissna Kenmore, WA , US
59729 Thu Nov 20 17:16:36 EST 2014 Christy Kleinschnitz Fairfield, IA , US
59728 Thu Nov 20 16:32:56 EST 2014 Parker Andrews Coral Springs, FL , US
59727 Thu Nov 20 16:29:02 EST 2014 ELLEN HOMSEY Hockessin, DE , US
59726 Thu Nov 20 15:48:32 EST 2014 karen black vallejo, CA , US
59725 Thu Nov 20 15:24:03 EST 2014 asuncion mathey avignon, ot , FR
59724 Thu Nov 20 14:52:57 EST 2014 Sabina Broadhead Potomac, MD , US
59723 Thu Nov 20 14:18:57 EST 2014 Vickie McClintock East Alton, IL , US
59722 Wed Nov 19 16:41:45 EST 2014 Orva M Gullett Marion, OH , US
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