iOS app Android app

Oil Tax Breaks

Getting Energy Subsidies to Work in Favor of the Environment

Rosaly Byrd | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green
Rosaly Byrd

In order to successfully address climate change as a market failure, the oil and gas industry must internalize social and environmental costs involved with producing carbon dioxide -- not be given tax breaks and subsidies for continuing this economically inefficient and environmentally devastating behavior.

Tax Breaks For Oil Companies Could Cost Alaska Billions

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 03.14.2013 | Green

A bill currently under consideration in the Alaska Senate would dramatically cut taxes on oil companies, costing the state billions of dollars in reve...

Romney: Cuts To Oil, Gas Tax Breaks 'On The Table'

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2012 | Business

* Romney says $2.8 billion a year in breaks "on the table" * Would be a trade-off for lower corporate taxes * Assails Ob...

Payola for the Most Profitable Corporations in History

Bill McKibben | Posted 06.05.2012 | Green
Bill McKibben

There's a problem: the very word "subsidies" makes American eyes glaze over. If due attention is to be paid, we have to figure out a language in which to talk about them that will make it clear just how loony our policy is.

Michael McAuliff

Oil Bash: Dems Hit GOP Again For Guarding Record Profits, Tax Breaks | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democrats' Senate campaign committee is making good Thursday on its promise to try to tar several GOP contenders with their votes pr...

Don't Default on the American Dream: Democrats Should Hold the Line in Debt Ceiling Talks

Ethan Rome | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

The President and Democratic Leaders obviously have a huge responsibility in the debt limit talks. But if there's ever been a time to drive a hard bargain, this is it. There's nothing irresponsible about staring down the Republicans and making them blink.

Rep. Donna Edwards -- Advocate for Green Concerns

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.17.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Rep. Donna Edwards is a strong believer in the importance of the Clean Air Act. I reached out to her with four key questions on energy and her commitment to the environment.

The Best Case Against Oil Subsidies

David Callahan | Posted 07.13.2011 | Business
David Callahan

Though repealing tax breaks for oil companies is a great idea, it's not enough. What's needed is comprehensive corporate tax reform to close the loopholes exploited by a wide range of U.S. firms -- not just those in the petroleum industry.

Obama Calls For Rolling Back Huge Oil Company Tax Breaks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says it's time to roll back "billions of dollars in tax breaks" for oil companies and use the money for clea...

It's the Democracy, Stupid: Campaigns of McCain and Palin Show How They Would Govern

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The disconnect between McCain's words and his actions, all in an effort to distort his record, is the central approach to his campaign. And it smells a lot like the last eight years of Bush.