Friday, May 18, 2012

[PDI] G-8 Could End Fossil Fuel Subsidies This Weekend

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Date: May 18, 2012 10:23 AM
Subject: G-8 Could End Fossil Fuel Subsidies This Weekend
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*When the wealthy G-8 nations meet with President Obama at Camp David this
weekend, they could agree to a plan that would end $1 trillion in public
subsidies to fossil fuel companies around the world. Now is the moment to
build public pressure through our representatives in Washington. Thanks to
12,000 of you who've already taken action! Please forward this far and
wide, and click if you

Dear Daniel,

Our government isn't failing to address global warming. It's aggressively
making it worse by giving at least *$11 billion per year to some of the
most profitable corporations on earth.*

*Tell Congress to end fossil fuel subsidies

Senator Bernie Sanders and Congressman Keith Ellison have just introduced
legislation that would *eliminate all oil, coal and gas production

If this bill passes, there will be no more tax breaks, financial
assistance, royalty relief, or any of the numerous other giveaways
currently going to the fossil fuel industry.

*Tell Congress we know what they're doing. Demand that they stop doing

We like to think of government spending as a good thing. We like to think
that taxing the rich would fix our public policies. In reality, we need
comprehensive changes that tax the rich while ceasing to dump the public
treasury into polluters, or into the wars that are waged for their benefit.

*Tell Congress to put that $11 billion to better

Please forward this email widely to like-minded friends.

No fossil fuels were used in the production of this email, and none are
used in forwarding it. *Please forward.*

Aimee, David, Sarah
and the RootsAction team

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Greenwald, Naomi Klein, Bill Fletcher Jr., Laura Flanders, former U.S.
Senator James Abourezk, Coleen Rowley, and many others.

Grist: Fossil-fuel subsidies are the real job
Bill McKibben: Fossil-fuel subsidies: Helping the richest get
Oil Change International's Subsidy

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