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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Agricultural subsidies to factory farms should also be eliminated.
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Sat Nov 19 21:23:36 EST 2011
What could make you possibly think that the big energy companies STILL need subsidies??!! How much profit is enough? Here is the money our country needs desperately to reduce our debt load. Big energy More....is now nothing more than a parasite on the US economy. It MUST stop. NOW!
Sat Nov 19 21:10:24 EST 2011
Sat Nov 19 20:54:59 EST 2011
In the current crisis, it is nothing short of criminal to continue to pad the fossil fuel companies' profits with government giveaways. This needs to stop now.
Sat Nov 19 20:54:33 EST 2011
Sat Nov 19 20:27:23 EST 2011
William and Barbara Bair
Sat Nov 19 20:24:40 EST 2011
Don't you people know what the word POLUTION means? Why would you want to subsidize it?
Sat Nov 19 20:18:04 EST 2011
Sat Nov 19 20:15:28 EST 2011
come on fellas--DO THE RIGHT THING!
Sat Nov 19 20:14:47 EST 2011
We have been lied to for years by these folks. They don't need our money.
Sat Nov 19 20:11:52 EST 2011
Sat Nov 19 20:08:48 EST 2011
This just makes too much sense to be ignored. Of course, energy companies will not like it because it means they don't have as much excess money while the rest of us don't have enough. There is just plenty More....of fat with federal payouts to cut without taking draconian actions against 'entitlement' programs. And, if we raise taxes on the rich a little, we can actually start to cut the federal deficit. Do we want to cut it or not? Do we want to do the right things for the American citizens?
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Human-caused climate change and global warming, the result of burning fossil fuels, are _the_ major challenges to life on Earth. Our species has no right to destroy what 4 billion years of evolution has More....developed/ If we don't get off fossil fuels asap, life on Earth will be unsustainable, and we too will go extinct.
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