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Reforming the Federal Coal Program: Time for a Fair Return for Taxpayers

May 13, 2016 | Energy , Natural Resources

In January, the Secretary of the Interior directed the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to conduct a broad, programmatic review of the... Read More

Fact Sheet: Agricultural Shallow Loss Programs Digging Deeper

April 07, 2016 | Agriculture

Updated Farm Program baseline numbers from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirm taxpayers are unlikely to harvest the $16.6... Read More

Royalty Rate Reductions on Federal Coal Leases: 1990-2013

November 18, 2015 | Energy , Natural Resources

BLM has reduced the royalty rates on federal coal leases frequently during the last 25 years.... Read More

Coal Bonding: Time to Revisit Self-Bonding Requirements

November 09, 2015 | Energy , Natural Resources

For centuries, coal producers in the U.S. regularly abandoned their mines when on-site operations ended, leaving tens of thousands of... Read More

Better Targeting Conservation Spending: The 2014 Farm Bill

September 30, 2015 | Agriculture

Taxpayer dollars must be managed in a manner that produces measurable outcomes and the best return on investment. The United States... Read More

Recommendations for an Alternative, Accountable Farm Safety Net

August 07, 2015 | Agriculture

August 2015 The current farm safety net is a complex web of overlapping and expensive subsidies that rewards special interests and large... Read More

Biofuels Resource Page

June 23, 2015 | Energy

The resource page for TCS products on Biofuels and Biomass Subsidies.... Read More

2014 Farm Bill Crop Insurance Subsidies for Biofuels Crops

June 18, 2015 | Energy

Taxpayers are increasingly subsidizing the entire supply chain of bioenergy production. Numerous federal farm bill programs subsidize the... Read More

Federal Subsidies for Corn Ethanol and Other Corn-Based Biofuels

June 15, 2015 | Energy

Since its creation of the domestic market for corn ethanol after the energy crisis of the 1970s, the federal government has nurtured and... Read More

Political Footprint of the Corn Ethanol Lobby - June 2015

June 15, 2015 | Energy

Since its creation of the domestic market for corn ethanol after the energy crisis of the 1970s, the federal government has nurtured and... Read More

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Weekly Wastebasket

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May 27, 2016

Memorializing Waste

The Memorial Day weekend stretches before us, with promises of hometown parades and weenie roasts. On Memorial... Read More

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