Update: windfall tax on BP and Shell Inbox C Connor Schwartz, Friends of the Earth to me
Dear Karl This morning we joined our friends at Greenpeace, 38 Degrees and Green New Deal Rising to hand in a petition calling for an urgent windfall tax on oil and gas giants like BP and Shell – including your name. Over 318,000 of us called on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to tax big polluters to fund emergency support for struggling households. Thank you so much for adding your voice.
The devastating situation in Ukraine has focused attention on our energy supply and rising prices. But long before this, UK households were facing soaring bills and a huge cost of living increase. Meanwhile big fossil fuel companies continued to make eye-watering profits – at the same time as trashing the planet. With your support, hopefully our growing call will convince the Chancellor to use these polluting companies’ profits to help those of us in need.