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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

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126-150 of 5798 signatures
Number Date Name Add a Comment
5673 Mon Nov 21 11:43:47 EST 2011 Dawn Robins
5672 Mon Nov 21 11:38:04 EST 2011 Trent Petry
5671 Mon Nov 21 11:17:50 EST 2011 A.
5670 Mon Nov 21 11:08:18 EST 2011 Marc Santora
5669 Mon Nov 21 11:02:37 EST 2011 Joanne Hesselink
5668 Mon Nov 21 10:53:50 EST 2011 robert nola
5667 Mon Nov 21 10:42:09 EST 2011 Joan-Marie Bauman
5666 Mon Nov 21 10:21:49 EST 2011 H.Kenneth Fish Eliminate welfare for the super rich.
5665 Mon Nov 21 09:57:24 EST 2011 Ann Marie Pitts Take billionaires and corporations off GOP Entitlement Welfare Programs. The middle class can no longer afford GOP Welfare for the Super rich.
5664 Mon Nov 21 08:52:47 EST 2011 Celeste Winkle
5663 Mon Nov 21 08:36:18 EST 2011 Christina Hernandez By not making adjustments today we are just puting off more painful decisions until tomorrow. We all need to be a part of the national debate on what kind of future this country wants instead of picking More....
5662 Mon Nov 21 06:57:03 EST 2011 Anonymous With so many of us suffering, this is just what we need! Reprehensible.
5661 Mon Nov 21 05:14:47 EST 2011 David Jones
5660 Mon Nov 21 05:04:06 EST 2011 Walt Bruun
5659 Mon Nov 21 04:03:34 EST 2011 Jeff Black
5658 Mon Nov 21 02:35:53 EST 2011 Michael Duffey
5657 Mon Nov 21 01:34:52 EST 2011 Craig Cook
5656 Mon Nov 21 01:26:22 EST 2011 Gertrude Reagan Taking the "NO TAXES" pledge is like asking the country to DRINK THE KOOL-AID.

Reverse the Bush Tax Cuts. Cut 40% waste from DOD, and 20% fraud and profiteering.

Don't do across More....
5655 Mon Nov 21 01:17:23 EST 2011 Nick Barcott
5654 Mon Nov 21 01:09:01 EST 2011 cate renner
5653 Mon Nov 21 00:16:19 EST 2011 Barbara Diederichs
5652 Mon Nov 21 00:08:01 EST 2011 Gwen Koza Do not support the rich selling polution.
Give the assets to those who will provide renewab le energy with no strings attached,
5651 Sun Nov 20 23:51:05 EST 2011 Lenore Bentz You guys tout your bona fides as hunters, fishers, gun owners, and lovers of open country, yet you don't seem to understand that the industries you're funding are destroying forests, polluting waters, More....
5650 Sun Nov 20 23:28:26 EST 2011 Gary Grice
5649 Sun Nov 20 23:11:11 EST 2011 Louise Brooke get ethical now- become compassionate rather than power hungery
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