Green Scissors is produced by Friends of the Earth, Taxpayers for Common Sense, and R Street Institute to highlight and end wasteful and environmentally harmful federal spending. This diverse coalition of environmental, taxpayer and free-market groups has come together to show how the government can save billions of tax dollars and improve our environment.
News & Reports
How to Save $259 Billion Over 10 Years
Cutting these wasteful environmentally harmful federal spending programs would save the environment and tax dollars.
Green Scissors Coalition Releases New Subsidy Database
On Monday, the Green Scissors Coalition launched a new, interactive database identifying more than $259 billion in environmentally-harmful government waste
Ending environmentally destructive federal programs would save almost $700 Billion
Congress could move a long way toward solving the nation’s twin problems of spiraling budget costs and environmental degradation simply by cutting hundreds of billions in environmentally harmful federal subsidies
GreenScissors 2012 Report
The 2012 report was a collaboration between environmental organization Friends of the Earth, budget watchdog Taxpayers for Common Sense, and free-market think tank R Street.
GreenScissors 2011 Report
Green Scissors 2011 is being released by four organizations: progressive environmental group Friends of the Earth, deficit hawk Taxpayers for Common Sense, consumer watchdog Public Citizen and free-market think tank The Heartland Institute.
GreenScissors 2010 Report
Report suggests cuts to restore the nation’s fiscal and environmental health