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Published on October 26th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan


Protect Turtles & Dolphins (Not Tremendous Oil Company Profits)

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I received a petition this week from Oceana, one of my favorite organizations in the world. It’s a petition to cut the $4 billion dollars in tax breaks oil companies get each year. It was announced today that BP’s profits doubled in the 3rd quarter of this year. It’s common knowledge that oil company executives get super thick bonuses year after year.

Meanwhile, when disasters occur, they get bailed out by the U.S. government (taxpayers) and don’t even pay their fair share to clean up the mess and help those hurt by it. Remember the BP oil spill? Yeah, BP “has only paid out about $7 billion of the $20 billion fund set up to pay compensation claims to the economic victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.”

Oil companies don’t need tax breaks. They’re rolling in profits. Tell Congress to cut off the corporate welfare checks to oil companies today. Take action by signing Oceana’s petition.

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is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy for the past four years or so. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the Network Manager for their parent organization – Important Media – and he's the Owner/Founder of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to and click on the relevant buttons.

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