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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|
|5598||Sun Nov 20 10:49:16 EST 2011||Janice Egan|
|5597||Sun Nov 20 10:36:05 EST 2011||William Davis||Jail the 1%! Nationalize the corrupt and fascist corporations!|
|5596||Sun Nov 20 10:29:30 EST 2011||William Boyer||This should be the logical, ethical and moral thing to do to anyone but the corrupt.|
|5595||Sun Nov 20 10:25:16 EST 2011||PRISCILLA DELANEY|
|5594||Sun Nov 20 10:18:16 EST 2011||Lisa Miller||We must follow through and align with reason. Stop the continuin escalation of damaging our planet with fossil fuels.|
|5593||Sun Nov 20 10:12:24 EST 2011||Anonymous||Enact meaningful legislation that benefits and applies to ALL rather than a select few!|
|5592||Sun Nov 20 09:42:51 EST 2011||Ann White|
|5591||Sun Nov 20 09:38:33 EST 2011||Richard Fochtmann||Sucking up to big oil will cause you indigestion next election.|
|5590||Sun Nov 20 09:20:54 EST 2011||H. Fleishon|
|5589||Sun Nov 20 09:15:41 EST 2011||james zoto||now is the time. they can afford it|
|5588||Sun Nov 20 08:55:58 EST 2011||Jonathan Roth||Support clean energy|
|5587||Sun Nov 20 08:27:23 EST 2011||Ethyl Rivera|
|5586||Sun Nov 20 08:07:23 EST 2011||KAREN TARNOW|
|5585||Sun Nov 20 06:00:55 EST 2011||Sonia Go9ldstein|
|5584||Sun Nov 20 05:53:03 EST 2011||Leah Henry||Continued burning of fossil fuels is the single biggest threat to our country's future prosperity. STOP SUBSIDIZING THEM!|
|5583||Sun Nov 20 05:45:36 EST 2011||Frederick Ellsworth|
|5582||Sun Nov 20 03:52:59 EST 2011||James Emrich|
|5581||Sun Nov 20 03:26:09 EST 2011||Janet Messinger|
|5580||Sun Nov 20 02:56:52 EST 2011||Emily Liu-Elizabeth|
|5579||Sun Nov 20 01:41:34 EST 2011||Glen Williams||How about a nice big FAT Carbon Tax and Nuclear Waste Disposal Tax while you're at it?!|
|5578||Sun Nov 20 01:32:50 EST 2011||Robert Lappo|
|5577||Sun Nov 20 01:08:51 EST 2011||Marian evans|
|5576||Sun Nov 20 00:26:41 EST 2011||carl tyndall|
|5575||Sat Nov 19 23:53:53 EST 2011||Jerry Kilgore|
|5574||Sat Nov 19 23:36:16 EST 2011||Mary Thieme|
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