Call on Congress to End Oil Subsidies

On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 10:42 AM, Steve Kretzmann, Oil Change International <info> wrote:

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Dear Readers of:,

The President’s budget proposes to cut more than $4 billion in taxpayer subsidies to the oil industry.

We need your help to convince Congress to make these cuts.

It won’t be easy. Over the last two years, Congress received more than $12 million from the oil industry. And for every $1 that Big Oil invests in campaign contributions to Congress, they get a payback of at least $332 in the form of subsidies.

That’s an unbelievable bargain. It’s no wonder that Big Oil and their allies in Congress are doing everything they can to keep those subsidies. But it’s not their money, after all, it’s yours.

To make matters worse, these are the same politicians who say we need to stop spending and balance the budget. It’s time for them to stop talking out of both sides of their mouths. It’s time to pay back the American people, not the oil industry.

Please send a letter to your representatives in Congress to demand that our government stop supporting Big Oil and Coal.

The oil industry wants you to ignore the way they buy your government, remain ignorant of their massive profits, overlook your pain at the pump, and forget about the environmental consequences caused by this dirty industry.

But we won’t forget, and neither will you. It’s time to take action to eliminate the billions of taxpayers’ dollars going into the pockets of Big Oil.

That’s what Oil Change International is fighting for and here is how you can help: Tell your Senators and Representatives to stop using your tax dollars to support this dirty industry.

It’s time for some payback of our own, as we remind Congress who they should be working for.


Steve, Traci, Elizabeth, and Lorne – the staff at Oil Change International

Oil Change International campaigns to expose the true costs of fossil fuels and facilitate the coming transition towards clean energy. We are dedicated to identifying and overcoming barriers to that transition.

We are a 501c3 organization and all donations are fully tax deductible.

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