Thanks for all the vital work you are doing. And thank you for your consideration.
We need to set the priorities straight in Olympia.
Oil companies like BP and Shell should be paying to clean up their pollution, not profiting from state tax loophole breaks. But these and other oil companies are taking advantage of a tax loophole that was never meant for them.
We’ve got real work to do: kids to educate, a climate to stabilize, an economy to revitalize, a future to build. Yet this “hidden handout” means Big Oil avoids paying $59 million of their fair share of taxes and makes every one of those things harder to do.
It’s just common sense: our legislators should say yes to investing in our kids’ futures and no to Big Oil. Rep. Reuven Carlyle has proposed legislation to close the loophole for oil companies, and resetting the priorities to support community values and our children’s futures.
They need to hear from you today.
The oil companies benefit from this giveaway, while our schools scramble to meet their budgets and legislators scramble to fund education, while taxpayers subsidize an industry in which the five largest oil companies pocketed nearly $120 billion in profits in 2012 alone.
The first, best climate solution is simple: stop investing in making it worse. We can win the fight for a clean energy future and thriving communities, and it starts by doing what is fair and right.
Tell your legislator to close the Big Oil loophole.
Thanks for all you do.