Strange bedfellows urge Hatch, Wyden to reject CCS subsidies

Posted on January 5, 2017 |

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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Green Scissors Pushes DOE to Drop Texas CCS Project before Deadline

Posted on May 26, 2016 |

On Thursday, the Green Scissors coalition renewed its efforts to get the Department of Energy to make the responsible decision to withdraw support for the Texas Clean Energy Project. A letter the group sent to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and the accompanying press release are available below. – For immediate release: May 26, 2016 Strange […]

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Coalition Urges DOE to Withdraw Funding from Troubled Texas CCS Project

Posted on May 13, 2016 |

On Friday, the Gren Scissors coalition sent a letter to Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, imploring him to permanently withdraw funding for the Texas Clean Energy Project. The letter and accompanying press release are available below. For immediate release: 13 May 2016 Left-Right Coalition pushes Moniz on Carbon Capture giveaway WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, […]

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Keep Heitkamp CCS Amendment Out of FAA Bill

Posted on April 13, 2016 |

During debate on a bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Senator Heitkamp has proposed an amendment to increase a tax break for carbon capture and sequestration. In response, the Green Scissors Coalition has issued the following press release: April 13, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Green Scissors, a coalition of free market, taxpayer, and […]

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Letter to DOE: Keep Cutting CCS Funding

Posted on July 26, 2015 |

After cutting funding for FutureGen, DOE suspends funds for Hydrogen Energy California. Good, now keep going. July 16, 2015 In February, the Green Scissors coalition welcomed the news that the Department of Energy (DOE) had withdrawn funding for theFutureGen 2.0 carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project in Meredosia, Illinois, and urged the department to cut […]

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Letter to DOE: Cut Funding for CCS Projects, Like FutureGen

Posted on February 25, 2015 |

Dear Secretary Moniz, Good job cutting funds for FutureGen, now let’s take back the $650 million for two other CCS projects. February 25, 2015 The GreenScissors coalition was happy to remove FutureGen 2.0 from our cut list when the Department of Energy (DOE) made the smart move earlier this month to withdraw close to $1 […]

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Green Scissors Coalition Releases New Subsidy Database

Posted on November 17, 2014 |

On Monday, the Green Scissors Coalition launched a new, interactive database identifying more than $259 billion in environmentally-harmful government waste On Monday, the Green Scissors Coalition launched a new, interactive database identifying more than $259 billion in environmentally-harmful government waste. The group, made up by Friends of the Earth a progressive environmental organization, Taxpayers for […]

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