Center for Biological Diversity

Eliminate Subsidies to Big Oil, Coal and Gas

offshore oil rig

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.

We, the undersigned, add our name to the growing list of people supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) and Rep. Keith 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
54954 Thu Dec 29 13:10:51 EST 2016 barbara diaz la puente, CA , US
54953 Wed Dec 28 12:37:05 EST 2016 Mary Jeffrey Woodinville, WA , US
54952 Wed Dec 28 12:30:40 EST 2016 André Henrique Bacci Cambuquira, BR+15 , BR
54951 Tue Dec 27 13:15:22 EST 2016 Neville Bruce Anchorage, AK , US
54950 Tue Dec 27 09:46:57 EST 2016 Olga P Ashburn, VA , US
54949 Tue Dec 27 04:27:22 EST 2016 Janina Grage Herne, ot , DE
54948 Mon Dec 26 20:11:03 EST 2016 Jason Curtis Lake City, MI , US
54947 Mon Dec 26 19:59:51 EST 2016 Marilyn Mason Beaverton, Oregon , US
54946 Sun Dec 25 11:40:22 EST 2016 Elma Tassi Athens, ot , GR
54945 Sat Dec 24 17:35:54 EST 2016 Anonymous New York, NY , US
54944 Fri Dec 23 23:24:41 EST 2016 Che Gilson Salem, OR , US
54943 Fri Dec 23 16:34:45 EST 2016 walter moore moseley, VA , US
54942 Fri Dec 23 03:31:54 EST 2016 Laura Schwind Rochester, MI , US
54941 Wed Dec 21 23:06:13 EST 2016 Holly Condit Seattle, WA , US
54940 Wed Dec 21 22:22:54 EST 2016 Marilyn Klein Carnegie, PA , US
54939 Tue Dec 20 22:37:40 EST 2016 Libby W. Carbondale, IL , US
54938 Tue Dec 20 20:54:24 EST 2016 Edward O'Connor Kansas City, MO , US
54937 Tue Dec 20 13:36:04 EST 2016 james nordlund Moorhead, MN , US
54936 Tue Dec 20 12:53:45 EST 2016 v l Oviedo, FL , US
54935 Tue Dec 20 09:46:18 EST 2016 Anonymous Green Valley, AZ , US
54934 Mon Dec 19 23:21:18 EST 2016 maria gritsch CA, CA , US
54933 Mon Dec 19 20:02:27 EST 2016 john mathwin rockville, maryland , US
54932 Mon Dec 19 16:09:11 EST 2016 Jeffrey DeCristofaro Asheville, North Carolina , US
54931 Mon Dec 19 00:19:32 EST 2016 Janette Klein Santa Rosa Beach, FL , US
54930 Sun Dec 18 22:50:47 EST 2016 Robert M. Deems Lawrenceville, NJ , US
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Please take action by Jan. 20, 2017.

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