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Join The Fight To End Unnecessary Fossil Fuel Subsidies!

Join The Fight To End Unnecessary Fossil Fuel Subsidies!

The last year has been a tumultuous one for the United States. Economic and political crises have made it more apparent than ever that short-sighted decisions will only mean long-term consequences for us all.

Occupy Wall Street and massive protests surrounding the Keystone XL pipeline revealed that the fossil fuel industry has had its hands deep in the pockets of our government for many years. As state and federal budgets for education, social services, and health care continue to be slashed, while the oil, coal, gas industries grow fat on subsidized profits, many American have said “enough is enough.”

As tar sands activist and 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben explains in the video below, Americans are gearing up for a major new fight to end the billions of dollars in subsidies the fossil fuel industry receives each year — the tax-breaks, handouts, and loopholes that are just adding to the record-breaking profits that these companies are already making. And perhaps most importantly, getting rid of fossil fuel subsidies across the board would be a huge step to cutting carbon emissions and putting us back on a pathway to 350 ppm.

You are cordially invited to join this fight:

In a recent speech, President Obama called for an end to subsidies to Big Oil and said, “Let’s put every single member of Congress on record: You can stand with oil companies or you can stand up for the American people.”

These are powerful words, but it will take constant pressure from we, the people, to make sure that both President Obama and our Congressional representatives stop the fossil fuel industry from picking our pockets, and move the country toward renewable energy independence.

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8:54AM PST on Jan 18, 2013

Thanks

9:55PM PST on Jan 13, 2013

Thank you for the information :-)

3:06AM PST on Jan 13, 2013

Please go sustainable

6:38PM PDT on Apr 25, 2012

JUSTICE!

7:14AM PDT on Apr 2, 2012

Big OIL, Big COAL. Neither have ever lost money.
Take away the subsidy NOW....

but if you dont want nuclear either.....there is not much left for the moment as green alternative has no encouragement from the government!

7:11AM PDT on Apr 2, 2012

I find commercial spam far more irritating; but what really bothers me these days is the troll irruption that Care2 seems unable or unwilling to address.

2:20AM PDT on Mar 29, 2012

The level of activity, as measured by such thing as the number of page views, number of visits, number of unique visitors, average time on page by visitors, number of different pages viewed by a visitor, is a critical factor to advertisers and would be benefactors.

Every post generates an additional page view, which in turn generate additional presentations of 3rd party content.

Additionally, the more frequently a page's content changes, the more frequently it is likely to be re-crawled by Search Engines such as Google and the better ranked with regard to "freshness."

12:40AM PDT on Mar 29, 2012

LD B: OK. I can accept that definition of "spam." And I agree with your diagnosis regarding Care2.

Does Care 2 get Gold Stars or Hummingbird Credits or something? Well, I suppose total number of hits is useful data when talking to advertisers.

10:05PM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

Flooding multiple threads in a forum, or a single thread, with multiple copies of the same content is deemed to be spam, regardless of the nature of the content, in that the purpose of all spam, commercial or not, is to use large quantities of a message to get some response that a small quantity will not.

Here the member's goal may be to hit the maximum number of posts for points in the shortest amount of time with the least possible effort.

The problem re. trolls looks to be the same as that of such spammers, in that TPTB here seem to be most interested in post and point counts, with no regard to quality of posts, a characteristic that found in many forums.

9:03PM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

I find the multiple posts irritating, but it is it really spam if she's not selling something?
Maybe she just needs a new mouse or keyboard.

If this can be termed "spam", I find commercial spam far more irritating; but what really bothers me these days is the troll irruption that Care2 seems unable or unwilling to address.

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