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 information more accessible, the Green Scissors coalition describes each of the database’s items in detail, along with the one-year and ten-year cost to taxpayers.

This update includes changes to existing database programs from FY22 appropriations. The Green Scissors coalition is working on updating the database with new environmentally harmful and fiscally irresponsible programs created by recent legislation, including the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Inflation Reduction Act.

Founded in 1994, the Green Scissors campaign has been working to eliminate government spending that is both economically wasteful and harmful to the environment.