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Fossil Fuel Industry is the One Killing Jobs

  Green energy jobs are growing like crazy these days. Of course, dirty energy companies and politicians would like you to believe that protecting the environment costs jobs. That’s just not true. What is true, however, is that in the midst of tremendous profits, oil companies have been laying off thousands of workers in recent

White House Says: Cut the Oil Subsidies! (5 Reasons)

  Following weeks of Obama railing on the $4 billion a year oil companies receive in tax breaks, in the midst of record profits and after about a century of tax breaks and subsidies, the White House put in one strong push today to try to cut those oil subsidies. Here’s a post from the

Obama: Time to End Oil Subsidies

  Obama has been railing on the nonsensical subsidizing of oil companies in every speech I’ve seen or read from the past month or so — that would make about half a dozen. It’s common sense — oil companies getting $4 billion a year in energy subsidies while making record profits shouldn’t be getting that

Bill McKibben on 350.org's Next Move: Take Down Oil Subsidies

  You may have seen this by now, but if not, this is Bill McKibben and 350.org’s next move on trying to stop global warming: Yep, boils down to: let’s cut oil subsidies! I think, personally, the effort could be directed to something even more worthwhile: better support for clean energy. Oil subsidies need to

Obama: End Oil Subsidies NOW

  Obama wants Congress to vote yes or no on extending $4 billion in oil company subsidies within the next few weeks (video below).   Obama has stepped up to the plate big time with this portion of a recent speech on energy below. First is the video, followed by some of the key quotes

Take Action: 5 Opportunities

  #1: Ringling Circus Gets Largest Fine of Its Kind for Animal Cruelty — Thank USDA & PETA! From PETA: “Feld Entertainment, the parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, must now pay the largest settlement of its kind in U.S. history―$270,000―for alleged violations of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) dating back to 2007.” More

GOP Congressman Wants to Close Department of Education & Department of Energy

How crazy can you get? It seems that Republican leaders these days want to turn the United States into a third-world country. Here’s one of the most ridiculous requests I’ve heard of (though, there are many, including abolishing the Environmental Protection Agency, which keeps our water and air clean and is trying to keep our climate livable): a Republican Congressman from Georgia wants to abolish the Department of Energy and the Department of Education! At the same time, though, he wants to leave Big Oil subsidies in place.

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