2010 Green Scissors Report

This annual report identifies existing federal subsidies and programs that harm our environment and economy. For the 2010 fiscal year, the Friends of Earth have found "more than $200 billion in wasteful government subsidies that are damaging to the environment and harmful to consumers."

This in-depth and comprehensive report explores four sectors that, for a long time, have received billions upon billions in tax subsidies that eventually harm our environment and consumers.
-Energy (oil & gas, coal, nuclear)
-Agriculture & Biofuels (commodity crops, market access program, ethanol and other biofuels)
-Infrastructure (Army Corp of Engineers, transportation)
-Public Lands (hardrock mining, timber subsidies, grazing)

Republican and Democrats alike must come together and stop these wasteful programs and subsidies, for the sake of our pockets and our environment.