Sign the petition: End Fossil Fuel Tax Giveaways

Climate change is disproportionately impacting racial minorities across the U.S a new, first-of-its-kind comprehensive EPA report finds. The reality of these findings is directly impacting us right now as climate change-fueled Hurricane Ida leaves many Black and Brown residents in Mississippi and Louisiana displaced.

We have to use every tool in our power to stop the impact of climate change on our most vulnerable communities.

Fortunately, 54 members of our legislature have worked to send a letter to Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer to put the U.S. on a path to tackle our climate crisis by ending the free rides for large polluters via tax loopholes. The lettercalls for an end to more than $120 billion in tax handouts to the fossil fuel industry. With $20.5 billion in support each year (through the tax code, direct funding, and royalty rates), the U.S. government ranks second in supporting the oil and gas industry globally.

It’s time we hold the fossil fuel industry accountable for its destruction of our climate, and for endangering our most vulnerable communities.

As we currently experience devastating heat, wildfires, and hurricanes that catastrophically impact our most vulnerable communities, we must urge Congress to halt these subsidies and make the fossil fuel industry pay for the destruction of our planet.

Sign the petition: Demand Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer to eliminate these subsidies to the fossil fuel industry.

Participating Organzations:
Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Civic Shout
Climate Hawks Vote
Daily Kos
The Juggernaut Project
National Campaign for Transit Justice