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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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Coalition Launches New Website & Database of Cuts

For immediate release: Jan. 10, 2016 WASHINGTON— As the 115th Congress begins its work, Green Scissors—a coalition of free-market, taxpayer and environmental groups—has launched a new online database targeting over $250 billion in wasteful federal subsidies to polluting industries. “This is the definitive guide to polluter welfare in the federal budget,” said Lukas Ross, climate […]

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Strange bedfellows file FOIA request to IRS on “Clean Coal” subsidy

For immediate release: August 9, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Green Scissors — a coalition of free-market, taxpayer and environmental groups — announced today it has filed a request under the federal Freedom of Information Act seeking Internal Revenue Service records on the 45Q tax credit for carbon capture and sequestration. Created by the Emergency Economic […]

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Time runs out on “Clean Coal” myth in Texas

For immediate release: July 14, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal support for the long-troubled carbon capture and sequestration plant proposed for Penwell, Texas is set to come to an end when the U.S. Department of Energy’s cooperative agreement with the Texas Clean Energy Project — or TCEP — expires at midnight tonight. Green Scissors, a […]

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Strange bedfellows urge Hatch, Wyden to reject CCS subsidies

For immediate release: June 21, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. —Green Scissors, a coalition of free market, taxpayer, and environmental groups, sent a letter to Finance Committee Chairman Orin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), calling on them to reject new tax credits for carbon capture and sequestration (CCS). As the July 15 deadline for reauthorization […]

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