Tuesday, Bernie Sanders said he’ll introduce legislation to end Big Oil subsidies! Quoting from the article:
If all fossil fuel subsidies were eliminated it would result in greenhouse gas emission cuts deep enough to get us halfway to preventing dangerous climate change…. Vermont senator Bernie Sanders has pledged to do something about that. Sanders said: “The most profitable corporations in the world do not need subsidies from the American people.”
We have subsidized oil companies for a century. That’s long enough. It’s time to end the taxpayer giveaways to an industry that’s rarely been more profitable, and double-down on a clean energy industry that’s never been more promising.
It doesn’t sound like Sanders has even presented a bill yet. But now would be a great time to call our elected representatives and tell them we want them to support it when he does.