MEDIA EVENT: Reps. Blumenauer, Petri Talk Green Scissors with Heartland, Other Groups

Published October 18, 2011

Please join The Heartland Institute, Taxpayers for Common Sense, Friends of the Earth, and Public Citizen for a briefing on Green Scissors 2011: Cutting $380 Billion in Wasteful and Environmentally Harmful Spending

When: Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 11 a.m. – 12 noon

Where: 1105 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC

What: The Green Scissors 2011 report provides a roadmap to saving up to $380 billion over five years by ending wasteful spending that harms the environment. This amounts to a quarter of the savings the new congressional Super Committee has been charged with obtaining, in half the time.

Green Scissors 2011 was released by four organizations: progressive environmental group Friends of the Earth, deficit hawk Taxpayers for Common Sense, consumer watchdog Public Citizen, and free-market think tank The Heartland Institute. The groups propose cutting many fossil fuel, nuclear, and alternative energy subsidies. Other targets include massive giveaways of publicly owned timber, poorly conceived road projects, and a bevy of questionable Army Corps of Engineers water projects.


Opening Remarks: Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Rep. Tom Petri (R-WI)

Moderator: Ryan Alexander, President, Taxpayers for Common Sense


Ben Schreiber, Climate and Energy Tax Analyst, Friends of the Earth

Tyson Slocum, Director, Energy Program, Public Citizen

Eli Lehrer, Vice President, The Heartland Institute

Please RSVP to Taxpayers for Common Sense at [email protected] or 202/546-8500 ext.118

The Heartland Institute is a 27-year-old national nonprofit organization with offices in Chicago, Illinois; Washington, DC; Austin, Texas; Tallahassee, Florida; and Columbus, Ohio. Its mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. For more information, visit our Web site or call 312/377-4000.