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November-December 2019 NSDA Lincoln-Douglas: Fossil Fuel Subsidies

November-December 2019 NSDA Lincoln-Douglas: Fossil Fuel Subsidies

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The resolution, released by the National Speech and Debate Association on October 1, 2019, is:

Resolved: The United States ought to eliminate subsidies for fossil fuels.

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Fossil Fuel Subsidies Index


META

  • SUBSIDY DEFINED

AFFIRMATIVE

  • FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES SIGNIFICANT
  • ELIMINATION GOOD: ELIMINATING SUBSIDIES CRITICAL TO GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE TARGETS
  • ELIMINATION GOOD: ELIMINATING SUBSIDIES ALONE CAN HELP THE US MEET CLIMATE TARGETS
  • ELIMINATION GOOD: MUST END SUBSIDIES TO TRANSITION TO RENEWABLES 
  • ELIMINATION GOOD: SUBSIDIES PROP UP CORPORATE POWER 
  • ELIMINATION GOOD: WILL INCREASE GLOBAL AIR QUALITY 
  • ELIMINATION GOOD: WE SHOULD ELIMINATE ALL FUEL SUBSIDIES, NO MATTER THE TARGET 
  • SUBSIDIES BAD: ELIMINATING FREES CAPITAL FOR OTHER, MORE IMPORTANT NEEDS 
  • SUBSIDIES BAD: SUBSIDIZE POLLUTION 
  • SUBSIDIES BAD: SUBSIDIZE CLIMATE CHANGE 
  • SUBSIDIES BAD: SUBSIDIZE TRAFFIC PROBLEMS 
  • SUBSIDIES BAD: HURT THE POOR 
  • SUBSIDIES BAD: THEY HURT MEANINGFUL ANALYSIS OF ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES 
  • SUBSIDIES BAD: PERPETUATE THE US ENERGY CRISIS 
  • SUBSIDIES BAD: STIFLE INNOVATION 
  • MUST ACT NOW: AMERICANS WANT ACTION ON SUBSIDIES AND CLIMATE CHANGE 
  • A/T: RENEWABLES AREN’T READY 
  • A/T: ELIMINATING SUBSIDIES HURTS VULNERABLE GROUPS 

NEGATIVE

  • US SUBSIDIES NOT SIGNIFICANT 
  • US SUBSIDIES ARE SKEWED TOWARDS RENEWABLES 
  • US ALREADY MEETING CO2 CUT TARGETS 
  • GLOBAL SUBSIDIES OVERSTATED 
  • FOSSIL FUELS ROCK: THEY ARE CRITICAL TO HUMANS 
  • FOSSIL FUELS ROCK: THEY POWER THE US AND MEET OUR HUGE DEMANDS 
  • FOSSIL FUELS ROCK: WE SHOULD INVEST IN FOSSIL FUEL TECHNOLOGY 
  • FOSSIL FUELS ROCK: THEY ARE EFFICIENT, HIGH OUTPUT, AND HIGH VALUE 
  • FOSSIL FUELS ROCK: THEY ARE CRITICAL TO THE ECONOMY AND JOBS 
  • FOSSIL FUELS ROCK: FOSSIL FUELS PROVIDE CRITICAL BYPRODUCTS 
  • RENEWABLES BAD: DESPITE INVESTMENT, THEY AREN’T PRODUCING ENOUGH ENERGY 
  • ELIMINATION BAD: WE WILL NEED TO STRATEGICALLY USE SUBSIDIES TO HELP THE REVOLUTION TOWARDS RENEWABLES 
  • ELIMINATION BAD: ELIMINATING SUBSIDIES WOULD FORCE POOR COUNTRIES TO TURN TO DIRTIER FORMS OF ENERGY 
  • US ELIMINATION INEFFECTIVE: NEED A CARBON TAX TO HAVE ANY IMPACT 
  • US ELIMINATION INEFFECTIVE: SHOULD DIRECT EFFORTS TOWARDS EXPORTING COUNTRIES 
  • US ELIMINATION INEFFECTIVE: EVEN IF WE BANNED SUBSIDIES WORLDWIDE, IT ISN’T ENOUGH
  • US ELIMINATION INEFFECTIVE: NOT BIG ENOUGH TO MATTER
  • US ELIMINATION INEFFECTIVE: OTHER COUNTRIES WILL MAKE UP THE GAP
  • SUBSIDIES GOOD: SUBSIDIES CAN BE USED TO HELP MAKE FOSSIL FUEL COMPANIES BETTER
  • A/T: US ACTION IS ENOUGH TO MAKE LARGER CHANGE
  • A/T: FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES HURT RENEWABLES

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