SaveOurEnvironment.org: Support Clean Energy; Stop Handouts to Big Oil

January 11th, 2007 6:08 pm by Kelly Garbato

Via SaveOurEnvironment.org:

Support Clean Energy; Stop Handouts to Big Oil

Last week the 110th Congress was sworn in on Capitol Hill with new priorities and goals for 2007 and beyond.

The good news is that new Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has stated that one of her top agenda items will be to cut the most outrageous taxpayer hand outs to Big Oil passed by the previous Congress. The House will then invest the savings in efficiency and renewable energy.

According to a recent report by Friends of the Earth, “oil and gas companies continue to benefit from billions in handouts courtesy of American taxpayers. Between tax incentives, royalty relief, research and development subsidies, these companies will receive more than $31.6 billion from the federal government over the next five years.”

Please join us in telling Congress that we do not want our tax money lining the pockets of Big Oil any longer. Write your Representative today urging him or her to support clean energy legislation in the first 100 hours of the new Congress.

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