Cut subsidies to fossil fuel companies from the 2013 federal budget
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Cut subsidies to fossil fuel companies from the 2013 federal budget

    1. Alli  Welton
    2. Petition by

      Alli Welton

      Cambridge, MA

 In this time of financial distress, we cannot afford to be spending billions of taxpayer dollars subsidizing companies that have some of the highest profits in human history. With the effects of climate change already being felt around the world, we cannot keep feeding our addiction to these poisonous substances. The looming consequences of an enormous national debt and radical climate change mean that we need to be supporting our communities and our futures, not billion-dollar corporations. Let this be the year that we finally stop spending billions against our own interest and take harmful fossil fuel subsidies out of the 2013 federal budget.

Now is the time to act.  We are calling for an end to fossil fuel subsidies. We are calling for an end to government spending that is counter to the well-being of our country. We are calling for an end to the burdens that fossil fuel companies place on our communities through tax preferences, subsidies, loopholes, failure of oversight, externalization of costs, and the corruption of our political system.

We are asking all Congressmen and women release public statements of support for removing subsidies to fossil fuel companies from the 2013 federal budget.

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    • Kathryn Solorzano Lowell CAMBRIDGE, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      These subsidies are unnecessary, unfair, and unproductive. They give fuels that harm people's health now and jeopardize everyone's well being in the future a competitive edge over energy systems that are effective and safe. These safer systems have already been implemented in sparse locations, where they have proven reliable and where they have spurred much needed economic growth. To mitigate catastrophic climate change, according to the most sound research, it is necessary to begin expanding these energy systems immediately. Support of any legislation that actively inhibits such progress is therefore irresponsible and immoral.

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    • Justine Galloway READING, MI
      • over 2 years ago

      "We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we are borrowing it from our children" What will the fossil fuel industries be leaving for our children??? And we are supporting this through our tax dollars? Somehow that doesn't sit well with me!!!

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    • Chandan Lodha CAMBRIDGE, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      Renewable energy leads to a secure future.

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    • Rebecca Siegel BELMONT, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      I want my children to live on an Earth that can sustain them. I want equitable distribution of wealth in this country.

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    • Susan Altman MEDFORD, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      Climate change is going to kill millions, while a few oil industry moguls count their gold.

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