As Congressional discussions on infrastructure and budget bills move forward, over 500 groups released an open letter being sent to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, urging them to end fossil fuel subsidies.
The letter calls for the U.S. Congress to phase out billions of dollars in annual subsidies to oil, gas, and coal companies, emphasizing the opportunity to protect the climate, promote a more equitable, clean energy economy, and strengthen the United States’ international leadership.
Signatories including Center for Biological Diversity, Clean Water Action, The Democracy Collaborative, DNC Environment & Climate Crisis Council, Earthjustice, Environment America, Evergreen Action, Food & Water Watch, Friends of the Earth U.S., Greenpeace USA, Indigenous Environmental Network, League of Conservation Voters, Natural Resources Defense Council, Ocean Conservancy, Oil Change International, Our Revolution, Oxfam America, Progressive Democrats of America, Public Citizen, Rainforest Action Network, Sierra Club, Sunrise Movement, U.S. Public Interest Research Group, and Zero Hour were part of more than 500 organizations from over 40 states who signed the letter.
We can’t continue to give subsidies to oil and gas companies. I live in Texas and we have plenty of room for new sources of energy that is clean and not polluting
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