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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.

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151-175 of 5798 signatures
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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