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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|
|5648||Sun Nov 20 23:00:31 EST 2011||Anonymous|
|5647||Sun Nov 20 22:52:02 EST 2011||Elizabeth Sheppard|
|5646||Sun Nov 20 22:21:32 EST 2011||Louise Calabro|
|5645||Sun Nov 20 22:16:54 EST 2011||Kelly Lyon|
|5644||Sun Nov 20 22:16:08 EST 2011||Anonymous|
|5643||Sun Nov 20 21:49:19 EST 2011||Ina Butler|
|5642||Sun Nov 20 21:19:14 EST 2011||Pat Johnson|
|5641||Sun Nov 20 21:05:57 EST 2011||Connie Roux|
|5640||Sun Nov 20 21:03:48 EST 2011||Lisa Langbein||I support clean energy. We should use the money in oil subsidies and move it towards our public education.|
|5639||Sun Nov 20 20:40:24 EST 2011||Mary Glenn|
|5638||Sun Nov 20 20:27:08 EST 2011||Norman Naylor||We don't want giveawways to fossil fuel companies. We would like to see more tax breaks for solar and wind.|
|5637||Sun Nov 20 20:13:39 EST 2011||Dorothy Salant|
|5636||Sun Nov 20 19:49:52 EST 2011||Marie-Claude Perigon||Let's give a chance to the development of clean energies instead!|
|5635||Sun Nov 20 19:18:41 EST 2011||Frank Rimler||A no brainer.|
|5634||Sun Nov 20 18:52:24 EST 2011||Joseph Zmuda|
|5633||Sun Nov 20 18:12:56 EST 2011||Shirl Ches|
|5632||Sun Nov 20 17:44:55 EST 2011||Randy Sailer|
|5631||Sun Nov 20 17:39:58 EST 2011||Brian Mckee|
|5630||Sun Nov 20 17:36:14 EST 2011||Thomas O'Neill|
|5629||Sun Nov 20 17:27:51 EST 2011||Robert Parsons|
|5628||Sun Nov 20 17:17:22 EST 2011||Rita Davis|
|5627||Sun Nov 20 17:03:12 EST 2011||Ken Lesem|
|5626||Sun Nov 20 17:02:50 EST 2011||Dwight Meredith|
|5625||Sun Nov 20 17:00:19 EST 2011||Barbara Bondurant|
|5624||Sun Nov 20 16:49:12 EST 2011||Lew Douglas|
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