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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|
|5723||Wed Nov 23 18:46:51 EST 2011||Carlos Echevarria||This "constitutionally-ficticious" idea by these corporate-owned prostitutes called 'elected officialss' to create an unnecessary "super-committee" to resolve this Wall Street-created economic crisis shows More....|
|5722||Wed Nov 23 16:40:59 EST 2011||Nancy Paul|
|5721||Wed Nov 23 07:51:59 EST 2011||Karen Fraley|
|5720||Wed Nov 23 07:50:02 EST 2011||Cathy Douthit|
|5719||Wed Nov 23 05:44:58 EST 2011||Tracy Holthaus|
|5718||Tue Nov 22 23:53:14 EST 2011||Honey Friedman|
|5717||Tue Nov 22 23:35:02 EST 2011||Roy Sharkey||Why do we allow people to run OUR government who want us to choke on our air and vomit from our water? I don't understand. Many members of Congress should be sweeping floors for a living (apologies More....|
|5716||Tue Nov 22 21:37:24 EST 2011||Ruth Stambaugh|
|5715||Tue Nov 22 20:37:18 EST 2011||Danielle Tyree|
|5714||Tue Nov 22 16:37:36 EST 2011||Hal Trufan|
|5713||Tue Nov 22 14:49:35 EST 2011||Anonymous|
|5712||Tue Nov 22 14:00:01 EST 2011||Johanna Cummings|
|5711||Tue Nov 22 13:31:44 EST 2011||J. Froiland||Don't fail us.|
|5710||Tue Nov 22 13:05:59 EST 2011||Terrence Goebel||if we went back to the tax code that was in effect when Clinton was in office we could wipe out the defecet in 5 yrs|
|5709||Tue Nov 22 10:21:40 EST 2011||Ed Barlow||Stop corporate wellfare|
|5708||Tue Nov 22 10:04:40 EST 2011||ron saff|
|5707||Tue Nov 22 02:03:27 EST 2011||timothy stead||subsidize the poor not the rich coroperations|
|5706||Tue Nov 22 01:26:13 EST 2011||Anonymous|
|5705||Mon Nov 21 23:41:23 EST 2011||Pamela Chestnut|
|5704||Mon Nov 21 23:31:04 EST 2011||Tim Bolish|
|5703||Mon Nov 21 22:41:15 EST 2011||Marc Silverman|
|5702||Mon Nov 21 22:05:02 EST 2011||Megan Hockwalt|
|5701||Mon Nov 21 21:13:13 EST 2011||John Gallagher|
|5700||Mon Nov 21 20:14:54 EST 2011||Barbara Denouden|
|5699||Mon Nov 21 18:58:13 EST 2011||Henriette Groot|
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