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To: U.S. House Of Representatives And U.S. Senate

Stop Subsidizing Greenhouse Gas Polluters

Stop all federal subsidies to the fossil fuel industry and to the animal agriculture industry.

Twenty percent of the money saved should be used for tax breaks for the American people.

Fifty percent of the money saved should be used to subsidize nutrient dense plant foods that in addition to having a smaller carbon footprint also leave a smaller water footprint as well. In other words no subsidies for example to plant foods like almonds and avocados which use a lot of water. No subsidies to junk plant food like sugar or for corn used to make high fructose corn syrup.

Thirty percent of the money saved should be used to subsidize solar, wind, algaes and other promising renewable energy resources.

In short, instead of subsidizing polluters use 20% of that money for tax breaks, 50% to subsidize nutrient dense, non-water wasting plant foods and 30% to subsidize renewable energies.

Why is this important?

We need to stop incentivizing actions that cause climate change period. We need to stop subsidizing behaviour that wastes natural resources such as fossil fuels, water, land, air, trees etc.

We need to start incentivizing actions that will help us to begin to reverse climate change and conserve our natural resources.


Reasons for signing

  • It is wrong for the government to use taxpayer money to subsidize companies that are directly responsible for the destruction of the rainforest and environmental tragedy. It is not fair that we are made to pay for this.
  • Because although renewables are making it on their own, even with the deck stacked against them, the lopsided subsidies in favor of GHG emitting technologies is still wrong, and still costly for everyone.

Updates

2014-10-28 01:46:21 -0400

50 signatures reached

2014-10-20 11:45:55 -0400

25 signatures reached

2014-10-19 20:48:57 -0400

10 signatures reached