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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|
|5623||Sun Nov 20 16:47:13 EST 2011||Susan Van Kleeck|
|5622||Sun Nov 20 16:46:00 EST 2011||E Spencer|
|5621||Sun Nov 20 16:33:57 EST 2011||Sister Mary Schmuck RSM|
|5620||Sun Nov 20 16:32:26 EST 2011||Elizabeth Indick|
|5619||Sun Nov 20 16:27:41 EST 2011||Robert Wolpa|
|5618||Sun Nov 20 16:26:56 EST 2011||Julie Beer|
|5617||Sun Nov 20 16:19:37 EST 2011||Mark Hillenbrand|
|5616||Sun Nov 20 16:18:27 EST 2011||Anonymous|
|5615||Sun Nov 20 16:00:00 EST 2011||Patricia Carlson|
|5614||Sun Nov 20 15:42:54 EST 2011||Larry Stem||IT's about time Big Oil, Banks, and Wall St. PAID the FAIR SHARE of the tax burden, not only do they benefit from this country, they pay lavish saleries AND
contribute heavily to KEEP this unfair More....
|5613||Sun Nov 20 15:31:19 EST 2011||Dennis DeMarinis|
|5612||Sun Nov 20 15:24:02 EST 2011||S.P. Almskaar|
|5611||Sun Nov 20 15:00:14 EST 2011||Mark Taylor|
|5610||Sun Nov 20 14:56:16 EST 2011||Peter Pagan|
|5609||Sun Nov 20 14:18:59 EST 2011||Christopher Lish|
|5608||Sun Nov 20 14:08:28 EST 2011||Steve Lovelace|
|5607||Sun Nov 20 12:54:29 EST 2011||Karen Clayton|
|5606||Sun Nov 20 12:32:39 EST 2011||Jelica|
|5605||Sun Nov 20 12:18:23 EST 2011||Charlene Vanacker||Global warming is a very real danger to our economy, world stability, our environment, and health. Cut fossil fuel subsidies and eliminate corporate tax loopholes. Focus on solar and wind energy.|
|5604||Sun Nov 20 12:00:16 EST 2011||joseph nowak|
|5603||Sun Nov 20 11:59:24 EST 2011||joseph nowak|
|5602||Sun Nov 20 11:36:18 EST 2011||M. Rees|
|5601||Sun Nov 20 11:24:26 EST 2011||Rabecca Gainey|
|5600||Sun Nov 20 11:21:12 EST 2011||Valerie Ralston||Fiscally & morally the right thing to do.|
|5599||Sun Nov 20 10:52:00 EST 2011||david mentzer|
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