Environmentalists, Conservatives Join Forces to Get Rid of Government Waste
With all the partisan conflict gridlocking Washington, it’s refreshing to read about a 16-year-old partnership between deep environmentalists and deep conservatives.
The “Green Scissors” project, with participation from the likes of Friends of the Earth on the environmental side and the Heartland Institute among the conservative groups, targets $380 billion in wasteful government spending that happens to also foster environmentally negative impact.
Among the programs suggested for the chopping block:
- Ethanol Excise Tax Credit
- $49.6 billion in subsidies for the troubled, environmentally disastrous nuclear power industry
- $109.6 billion in highway subsidies
- A $5 billion natural gas subsidy