Writing in the Huffington Post, LCV President Gene Karpinski says the so-called "fiscal cliff" offers Congress an opportunity to finally end Big Oil's taxpayer-funded handouts.
Members of Congress have some tough choices to make during the fiscal cliff negotiations. But as they look for ways to bring in additional revenue, there's an easy decision that will save billions every year -- finally ending those taxpayer-funded handouts to the oil companies. It makes good fiscal and common sense for those at the top -- like Big Oil -- to pay their fair share. But right now Big Oil's Congressional allies are pushing hard to protect these special tax breaks for dirty energy companies, who are busy polluting our air and waterways.
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