The District of Columbia Green Scissors 2003 report offers attainable and realistic solutions to help reconcile the District’s revenue shortages and improve the environment. This report highlights more than $642 million in budget savings that could be obtained by ending wasteful transportation projects, reforming the property tax system, and requiring the beneficiaries of the District’s environmental infrastructure to pay their fair share. Adopting the recommendations in this report will save money and improve the environment.
Since its inception in 1994, the Green Scissors Campaign has fought to make environmental and fiscal responsibility priorities in Washington. The campaign seeks to eliminate subsidies and programs that both harm the environment and waste taxpayer dollars. By making these cuts, the federal government can save money for priorities including deficit reduction.