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Take oil and gas subsidies to pay for disaster cleanup.




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Dear Supporter,

Did you see this alert? House Republicans are holding FEMA funding hostage, saying that the $3.6 billion in emergency storm relief funding must be offset by cuts in other federal programs. We can't let them use the latest disaster to cut Medicare or education.

Will you help us reach 10,000 signatures on our call to use gas and nuclear subsidies instead?

We'll print out your signatures and deliver them in person to House Majority leader Eric Cantor.

Thanks,
The RootsAction team

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Our government is dumping tens of billions of dollars into subsidies for hugely profitable fossil fuel corporations and unsafe nuclear power, not to mention on cleaning up these companies' spills, and wars in oil-rich countries.

Tell Congress to fund hurricane and earthquake relief by ending these subsidies.


Government welfare for oil, gas, coal, and nuclear should be eliminated entirely.  If cuts are to be made to reduce the national debt, they should begin with these kinds of subsidies, rather than in useful programs that serve people. 

Evidence is growing that fossil fuel industries exacerbate many so-called natural disasters.  Until we can tax those industries to pay for their damage, the least we can do is end their dependence on welfare.

Cut fossil fuel and nuke subsidies to pay for disaster clean up.

Please forward this email to your friends.

Sincerely,
Aimee, David, Sarah
and the RootsAction team

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Resources:

New major hurricane possible by weekend


Cantor: Hurricane Disaster Relief Will Have To Be Offset With Program Cuts (VIDEO)


Photos and video of hurricane damage

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