25 Aug '11, 11am

US environmental and taxpayer groups unite to push green cuts programme

In one of the more unlikely Washington DC alliances of recent times, Friends of the Earth has teamed up with two of the most high-profile right-wing lobby groups in the US to jointly call for spending cuts and the phasing out of subsidies accused of harming the environment and driving up the US deficit. As Congress continues work to form a "supercommittee" tasked with identifying $1.5 trillion of spending cuts , Friends of the Earth, the deficit hawk Taxpayers for Common Sense lobby group, free-market think tank The Heartland Institute and consumer watchdog Public Citizen yesterday launched a report identifying $380bn of government spending that is thought to harm the environment. FURTHER READING Shell defends reporting of North Sea oil spill Obama readies jet biofuels for take-off with $510m investment Entitled Green Scissors 2011 , the report argues that about a quarter ...

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