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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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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