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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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Number Date Name Add a Comment
5748 Wed Nov 30 19:58:37 EST 2011 Marian evans
5747 Wed Nov 30 19:40:52 EST 2011 Nancy Matthews
5746 Wed Nov 30 19:29:15 EST 2011 john schwarzenbach You will never be Presidential timber if you do not listen to the voice of the People
5745 Wed Nov 30 19:25:30 EST 2011 darlys Turner
5744 Tue Nov 29 11:54:13 EST 2011 D.A. ROY
5743 Tue Nov 29 07:07:40 EST 2011 Helen Malvick
5742 Mon Nov 28 17:18:11 EST 2011 Gabor Petry
5741 Mon Nov 28 00:39:26 EST 2011 Charles Rinehart Instead of playing puppets for your real bosses-the fossil fuels industry-and diddling around, wasting our taxes, our precious resources and time, get spined up and worek for the People for a change! More....
5740 Sun Nov 27 16:52:23 EST 2011 Daryl Ross
5739 Sun Nov 27 14:36:16 EST 2011 Richard Maynard
5738 Sun Nov 27 02:36:50 EST 2011 Amy Lippert
5737 Sat Nov 26 11:51:45 EST 2011 Anonymous
5736 Sat Nov 26 01:48:03 EST 2011 Julia
5735 Fri Nov 25 15:41:46 EST 2011 Val Laurent
5734 Fri Nov 25 10:32:01 EST 2011 Phyl Morel
5733 Fri Nov 25 10:31:28 EST 2011 Bu Morello
5732 Fri Nov 25 10:30:51 EST 2011 p Morello
5731 Fri Nov 25 02:50:08 EST 2011 joel Hammer
5730 Thu Nov 24 15:47:50 EST 2011 Michael Lewandowski
5729 Thu Nov 24 15:08:23 EST 2011 James Hensen 203 -->202Ditto Rand Guthrie's articulate sentiment.
Cut all funding to nuclear energy, coal, and oil. Fine and imprisson the worst polluters. Use the money to clean up our environment and save lives.
5728 Thu Nov 24 03:20:57 EST 2011 Ginny Schneider
5727 Thu Nov 24 02:06:23 EST 2011 Mark Teig
5726 Wed Nov 23 22:27:47 EST 2011 Rand Guthrie Our nation is going broke because corporations are stealing our money by funding political puppets who then in turn give the corporations huge subsidies. We all face a dismal future unless this corporate-politcal More....
5725 Wed Nov 23 22:09:52 EST 2011 Ruth Kulmacz
5724 Wed Nov 23 20:10:49 EST 2011 Andrea Peterson
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