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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|
|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 Mo|
|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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