Democratic US Rep. Markey: End Oil Company Subsidies
From The Boston Globe
U.S. Rep. Edward Markey is calling for the repeal of roughly $7 billion in annual tax subsidies and free drilling that he said benefits the nation’s largest oil companies.
The Massachusetts Democrat, who is also a candidate in the special U.S. Senate election, said he would submit legislation mandating the repeal.
Markey said he decided to file a bill after BP announced a 2012 profit of nearly $12 billion.
Markey said that pushed total profits for the five largest oil companies to $119 billion for the year.
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