There's a massive fossil fuel subsidy being discussed behind closed doors, but there's still time to stop it. It's called 45Q.
We’ve done the math. Expanding the Section 45Q tax credit to coal- and gas-fired power plants (and industrial facilities) to capture and bury their climate pollution and sell it to oil companies to extract more crude is a bad idea.
Email your Senators and U.S. Representative now, and urge them not to include 45Q in any spending bill.
This subsidy would increase oil production in the U.S., increase climate pollution, and cost taxpayers buckets of money. It could be the single biggest government handout to the fossil fuel industry - and that’s before you look at the costs borne by families who live next to polluting infrastructure and operations that would benefit from this government giveaway.
Tell Congress to stop 45Q – the costs to American taxpayers, the climate, and communities living near coal and gas plants, CO2 pipelines, oil fields, and refineries is far too high.