Green Scissors Database Update

Today, Friends of the Earth, R Street Institute, Taxpayers for Common Sense, U.S. PIRG, and Environment America updated the Green Scissors Coalition database of $274 billion in wasteful federal support for environmentally harmful projects. The database identifies federal subsidies to cut from certain agriculture, energy, insurance, public lands, transportation, and water programs. To make this […]

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Taxpayer, Environmental Groups Sound Alarm on $6 Billion Nuclear Bailout

For immediate release: March 17, 2022 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Energy took another step Thursday toward spending $6 billion in taxpayer funds to prop up the nuclear industry. Green Scissors, a coalition of taxpayer and environmental advocates, submitted comments on the Civil Nuclear Credit program, a new DOE initiative created by the bipartisan infrastructure bill to […]

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Organizations across the aisle demand Congress slash fossil fuel tax breaks

For immediate release: September 16, 2021 WASHINGTON– The Green Scissors coalition, an unlikely union of free-market, budget, consumer and environmental advocates, condemned the failure of the House Ways and Means Committee to repeal  domestic fossil fuel tax breaks as infrastructure bill revenue raisers. In an open letter sent yesterday during the House mark-up of the […]

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