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Tell the Super Congress to Cut Fossil Fuel Subsidies
11/21/2011 Update: The deficit reduction supercommittee failed to reach an agreement on a plan to reduce our national debt. As a result, the oil and gas industry will hold on to billions in tax credits.
The deficit reduction supercommittee has a November 23 deadline to finish its work. One of the first places lawmakers should look for cuts is the dirty energy sector.
Eliminating these subsidies would shave $122 billion off our deficit over the next 10 years – and would improve the environment and public health.
Fossil fuel subsidies are a commonsense place to make cuts.
Beyond helping reduce our deficit, eliminating dirt energy subsidies is crucial to shifting us toward a clean energy future.
Sign the Petition to the Super Congress
We, the undersigned, call on the 12-member Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to end fossil fuel subsidies.
Eliminating subsidies to the fossil fuels industry could reduce our national debt by $122 billion over ten years while bettering the environment and public health. Wealthy fossil fuel corporations simply do not need handouts from the federal government to produce energy.
With our country facing massive cuts on programs like education and health care, we cannot afford to waste tens of billions of dollars each year in giveaways to fossil fuel companies. By eliminating these handouts we take an important step towards putting our house in fiscal order and helping the environment at the same time.
Add Your Name to the Petition Below
|Number||Date||Name||Add a Comment|
|5698||Mon Nov 21 18:51:39 EST 2011||Michael Nadolny|
|5697||Mon Nov 21 17:57:41 EST 2011||Theresa Hebron|
|5696||Mon Nov 21 16:48:13 EST 2011||Sondra J. Franzmann|
|5695||Mon Nov 21 16:44:44 EST 2011||Judith Bonini, IHM||Please can we act like persons concerned with others and our planet.|
|5694||Mon Nov 21 16:44:44 EST 2011||Judith Bonini, IHM||Please can we act like persons concerned with others and our planet.|
|5693||Mon Nov 21 16:16:49 EST 2011||Gary McCormick|
|5692||Mon Nov 21 16:01:50 EST 2011||Deborah Cole-Wenderlich||If you don't start representing the 99% we'll have to find some people who will!|
|5691||Mon Nov 21 15:55:25 EST 2011||Debora Tramposh|
|5690||Mon Nov 21 15:18:28 EST 2011||Edmund Davies|
|5689||Mon Nov 21 15:00:47 EST 2011||Kathleen Hojnacki|
|5688||Mon Nov 21 14:45:20 EST 2011||bob c|
|5687||Mon Nov 21 14:26:26 EST 2011||Anonymous|
|5686||Mon Nov 21 14:12:48 EST 2011||Aubrey Dobbs||Let the Market decide the future of energy. Stop the subsidies for the Fossil Fuel industry. Also, stop subsidizing corn. Ethanol is not a solution to our energy demands.|
|5685||Mon Nov 21 14:08:47 EST 2011||mark|
|5684||Mon Nov 21 14:06:26 EST 2011||Thomas Jacobson|
|5683||Mon Nov 21 13:41:12 EST 2011||Carl Richardson|
|5682||Mon Nov 21 13:40:21 EST 2011||Carl Richardson||It is time to begin to represent those who elected you, not who paid for your campaign.|
|5681||Mon Nov 21 13:32:37 EST 2011||Amrita Burdick||In a country where the people are under economic stress, we can no longer afford corporate welfare to come out of the pockets of the 99%|
|5680||Mon Nov 21 13:17:06 EST 2011||Marybeth Rose|
|5679||Mon Nov 21 13:13:23 EST 2011||Sherrie Hoffmann|
|5678||Mon Nov 21 13:06:22 EST 2011||Rusty Simpson|
|5677||Mon Nov 21 12:31:35 EST 2011||Dan Bell|
|5676||Mon Nov 21 12:31:17 EST 2011||Dan|
|5675||Mon Nov 21 12:18:44 EST 2011||Mitzi Coons|
|5674||Mon Nov 21 12:04:54 EST 2011||Yolanda Stern Broad PhD|
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