26 Aug '11, 4pm

Don’t run with green scissors: via @grist

Don’t run with green scissors: via @grist

A new report called "Green Scissors " proposes to trim government spending by eliminating "subsidies and programs that both harm the environment and waste taxpayer dollars." It was developed by (liberal green group) Friends of the Earth and (good-government group) Taxpayers for Common Sense, which have been doing versions of the report since 1995. In 2010, (consumer watchdog) Public Citizen signed on, and in 2011 the (conservative advocacy group) Heartland Institute signed on. You will recall Heartland Institute as the home of the nutbag right's most vigorous climate deniers and sponsor of the much-mocked climate denier conference . I've written about energy subsidies quite a bit -- see this on the substance, this on the politics, and this on recent developments -- and I won't go over all of it again, but suffice to say, I think FOE is playing a very dangerous game here. I...

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