News Business & Policy Obama Will Cut Dirty Energy Industry Tax Breaks By Shea Gunther Writer University of New Hampshire Rochester Institute of Technology University of Southern Maine Shea Gunther is a writer, entrepreneur, and podcaster living in Portland, Maine. He covers topics such as renewable energy, climate change, and nature. our editorial process Shea Gunther Updated January 20, 2020 No more free 'food' for fossil fuel industries. (Photo: E. Nekervis [CC BY ND-2.0]/Flickr) Share Twitter Pinterest Email News Environment Business & Policy Science Animals Home & Design Current Events Treehugger Voices It's no secret that I'm a big fan of the Obama administration. They aren't perfect (no one is) and I don't agree with 100% of their decisions, but on the whole I think they're making the right calls. Last week, the Obama Administration released details from their proposed fiscal 2010 budget that ends $26 billion in tax cuts to the oil and gas industry. It's obscene that our country gives $26 billion dollars to oil and gas companies that have been reaping massive profits from historically high energy prices. It's criminal to give tax breaks to industries that pour pollution into our air and I'm glad my taxes won't be used anymore to make ExxonMobil richer. Give the money to clean energy, build a truly green and sustainable energy system, and let's get past even having to talk about oil and gas. They belong, with coal, on the refuse heal that will be the Wikipedia entry for Energy 1.0.