More than 40 groups have come together to call for an end to Big Oil subsidies that have been in place for more than 100 years. In an open letter to Congress from a diverse range or organizations from veterans, to renewable energy to environmental, and more, the groups are challenging Congress to repeal the nearly $4 billion a year in “wasteful taxpayer subsidies” handed to Big Oil and Gas. This despite, say the groups, the industry’s efforts to halt efforts to curb climate change. The letter was released during a press call.
Speakers on the call included:
- Greg Dotson, Vice President for Energy Policy at the Center for American Progress Action Fund
- Stephen Kretzmann, Executive Director, Oil Change USA
- Brad Woodhouse, President Americans United for Change
Listen to the full press call: Press Call to End Big Oil Subsidies