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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|
|5773||Wed Dec 21 17:05:18 EST 2011||Susanna de Falla||Why place the oil industry at a higher priority than education? We will not advance in the future on oil alone.|
|5772||Wed Dec 21 16:16:47 EST 2011||sherman lane||stop big oil tax breaks|
|5771||Wed Dec 21 15:51:50 EST 2011||Clark Walker||The thought of tax payers paying subsidies to Big Oil when they are making record profits is asanine. This must cease immediately, if not sooner!|
|5770||Wed Dec 21 15:34:47 EST 2011||esther|
|5769||Wed Dec 21 14:26:53 EST 2011||John Cabala|
|5768||Thu Dec 15 12:17:30 EST 2011||SUZANNE RITTER||WHEN IS BEING A "MONOPOLY" GOOD FOR ANYONE?|
|5767||Thu Dec 15 12:11:59 EST 2011||Linda Linderman|
|5766||Tue Dec 13 12:28:19 EST 2011||Anonymous|
|5765||Thu Dec 08 04:38:30 EST 2011||cynthia neal|
|5764||Wed Dec 07 18:29:22 EST 2011||amy romanowski|
|5763||Wed Dec 07 08:33:10 EST 2011||Sara Typhair|
|5762||Tue Dec 06 19:07:41 EST 2011||Stephen Strauss|
|5761||Mon Dec 05 11:46:29 EST 2011||bernardo alayza mujica|
|5760||Sat Dec 03 16:31:30 EST 2011||Marcella Ciucki|
|5759||Fri Dec 02 22:00:23 EST 2011||Heather Files|
|5758||Fri Dec 02 05:31:28 EST 2011||James Harmon|
|5757||Thu Dec 01 20:32:30 EST 2011||Raymond Troxler|
|5756||Thu Dec 01 11:33:43 EST 2011||Andrea Iravani||Ain't no power like the power of the people cause the power of the people don't stop!|
|5755||Thu Dec 01 01:30:55 EST 2011||Eric Boyce|
|5754||Wed Nov 30 23:21:08 EST 2011||Anonymous||I could vote for another in a Democratic primary, if this keeps up. Please give me hope, you of the committee who are Democrats.|
|5753||Wed Nov 30 22:20:02 EST 2011||Susan Edelstein|
|5752||Wed Nov 30 21:34:36 EST 2011||Marc Silverman|
|5751||Wed Nov 30 20:29:10 EST 2011||Harvey Kaiser|
|5750||Wed Nov 30 20:12:01 EST 2011||Anonymous|
|5749||Wed Nov 30 20:07:24 EST 2011||Cathy Smotherman|
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