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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Happy Fossil-Fuel Subsidy Day graph posted by the Sierra Club, Alberta, Canada 2011-04-18

Sierra Club: I remember hearing about the Sierra Club when I became involved in the green movement myself, back in Canada. It's a "grassroots" movement, meaning that it grew from the ground up (not organized from top down). Grassroots movements are truly altruistic, they don't actually have alot of power in that cold money based corporate climate over there - it's hard to understand unless you've lived there. In NZ I think so many things are already valued or protected - their battle is over there is very great. http://www.sierraclub.org/

Link for the article which follows:http://sierraclub.typepad.com/sierradaily/2011/04/happy-fossil-fuel-subsidy-day.html

"Apr 18, 2011
"Happy Fossil-Fuel Subsidy Day!

"While you're sweating out the value of those old shoes you donated to Goodwill for your itemized deductions, spend a moment to consider that Exxon-Mobil, Chevron, Valero, and ConocoPhillips paid no federal taxes last year, and all received substantial refunds or rebates. But rebates are just the froth on the bubbly for Dirty Energy. Here's the ugly picture of how taxpayers subsidize the fossil-fuel industry, courtesy of the Environmental Law Institute:

"Yeah, you read that right: For the period from 2002 to 2008, Dirty Energy scarfed up $53.9 billion in tax breaks, with total federal subsidies totaling $70.2 billion.

Don't forget to postmark by midnight! --Paul Rauber

Posted by Sierra Editors at 12:52:18 PM

Reposted here on Nonnie's blog.

6 comments:

renewable sources said...

Fossil fuels are used to generate electricity used as fuels for transportation. Because of their low costs, they are available to one and all.

Plumbing said...

Because of fossil fuel's low prize it is commonly used usually to save more money. And it is also a source of energy.

Nonavee Dale said...

Not really sure what you guys are saying - that it's affordable? I hope one day other fuels will be affordable too. We can motor off into the sunset for now, but they will run out, and burning them destroys the balance of gases in the atmosphere.

party bags said...

Fossil Fuels are very important in our daily life. With this, we can save money. Fossil fuels are low cost so that we can save money and so affordable.

Nonavee Dale said...

Yes, they are cheap right now. But what's the point if they run out and the world is destroyed from them???? It's selfish to only think of now.

Double Glazing said...

Fossil fuel has been a big help in different industries. On the other hand, we should do our part in maintaining its usefulness.