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‘Green Scissors’ Report Detailing Ways to Cut Deficit and Help Environment to Be Released Thursday on Capitol Hill

July 21, 2010

Event will feature Prominent Members of Congress

WASHINGTON, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A diverse coalition of taxpayer, environmental and consumer groups will release Green Scissors 2010, a report highlighting government programs and subsidies that are wasteful to taxpayers, harmful to the environment and bad for consumers, in an event on Capitol Hill Thursday morning. Several members of Congress will participate in the report release.

Green Scissors 2010 targets four major areas for budget cuts: energy, infrastructure, agriculture and biofuels, and public lands and identifies billions in dollars in federal spending that should be eliminated. The report also notes several recent, substantial victories in cutting the budget with green scissors.

Who: Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-3rd OR); Rep. Jeff Flake (R-6th AZ); Rep. Thomas Petri (R-6th WI); Ryan Alexander, President of Taxpayers for Common Sense; Anna Aurilio, Environment America Washington Office Director; Ben Schreiber, Friends of the Earth Climate and Energy Tax Analyst; Tyson Slocum, Public Citizen Energy Program Director

What: Release of “Green Scissors 2010″ report

When: July 22nd at 10:30 AM

Where: Rayburn House Office Building, room B-318, Washington, D.C.

Since 1994, the Green Scissors Campaign, led by Friends of the Earth, Taxpayers for Common Sense, Public Citizen and Environment America has been working with Congress and presidential administrations to end environmentally harmful and wasteful spending. Working to bridge party lines, the Green Scissors Campaign has helped cut more than $26 billion in environmental wasteful programs from the federal budget.

SOURCE Taxpayers for Common Sense, DC


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