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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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