Green Scissors Database Update

Posted on September 14, 2022 |

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

Posted on March 17, 2022 |

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

Posted on September 16, 2021 |

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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Green Scissors Coalition Launches New Database of Wasteful Federal Subsidies

Posted on July 15, 2021 |

For immediate release: Jul. 15, 2021 WASHINGTON— Today, Friends of the Earth, R Street Institute, Taxpayers for Common Sense, U.S. PIRG and Environment America relaunched the Green Scissors Coalition database of nearly $300 billion in wasteful federal support for environmentally harmful projects. “We are in the midst of a climate crisis that demands immediate and […]

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Coalition Launches New Website & Database of Cuts

Posted on January 10, 2017 |

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

Posted on January 5, 2017 |

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

Posted on January 5, 2017 |

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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