Trump: Stop Using Pandemic as an Excuse to Bail Out Oil and Gas Industry

Target: Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America

Goal: Don’t give massive economic handouts to the oil and gas industry during the pandemic.

The oil and gas industry is now allowed to pay far less to the government than usual for the right to drill on public lands thanks to a new Trump administration coronavirus relief policy. Companies that have received significant economic assistance include oil giants BP and ExxonMobil.

Oil and gas drillers typically pay 12.5 percent of their earnings from public lands to the federal government. Half of the money is shared with the states in which they operate. Thanks to the new coronavirus relief policy, royalties have been reduced to as low as 0.5 percent in several cases. The bailouts are depriving states of desperately needed oil revenues during the pandemic and the associated economic depression.

Chris Saeger, a spokesman for the non-profit watchdog Accountable.US, claimed that the Trump administration was “using the pandemic as cover to help its special interest allies and American taxpayers are left holding the bill.” Sign below to demand Trump stop using coronavirus as an excuse to bail out the oil and gas industry.


Dear President Trump,

The United States is still in the midst of an economic depression. Thousands of American citizens are struggling to pay bills, feed their families and avoid getting sick.

Using taxpayer dollars to bail out wealthy corporations such as BP and ExxonMobil makes it evident that you serve the interests of the fossil fuel industry before regarding public health and safety. I demand that you stop taking advantage of the coronavirus crisis to provide excessive economic relief to the oil and gas industry.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. GO TRUMP!! MAGA!!!!!!!!!

    • Poor trumptard. Crying all over the place. MAGAggots are cult members and traitors. # RECORD REPUBLICANS LEAVE PARTY.

    • Go to hell you scum. Trump is against the environment and he hates animals. Does anyone in his family have a pet? Trump supporters are racist just like him. I hope he gets the virus same to you bitch!

    • Evan Jane Kriss says:

      God, you’re an idiot. Oil and gas got us into this mess. They heat our atmosphere, both carbon dioxide emissions and methane gas (80 times FASTER than carbon dioxide). We need to STOP SUPPORTING an industry which is killing all life on our planet and invest in clean energy alternatives NOW. WAKE THE FUCK UP.

  2. Rotten vile and evil corrupt Trump the monster. Get rid of this monster from our planet. And you dickheads that love him you all need to be eradicated from the planet as well.
    He is the destroyer of America. The worst President ever.

  3. What would you rather do, pay higher prices at the gas pump?

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