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Inspector General Calls on DOE to Cut Clean Coal Funding

May 02, 2016 | Energy

Inspector General Calls on DOE to Cut Clean Coal Funding On Friday, the Office of Inspector General at the Department of Energy (DOE) released an unusually urgent report underscoring a number of... Read More

New GAO Report on Tongass Timber Management

April 28, 2016 | Natural Resources

New GAO Report on Tongass Timber Management The USFS reports that its Tongass timber program cost taxpayers $11.4 million/year from 2005 and 2014 – a total of $114 million.... Read More

TCS Urges the House to Support Flood Insurance Bill

TCS Urges the House to Support Flood Insurance Bill On Tuesday, TCS sent a letter to the House of Representatives voicing its strong support for H.R. 2901 - the Flood Insurance Market Parity... Read More

Fiscal Groups Support Flake Amendment #3820 to Cut Wasteful Corps Funding

April 26, 2016 | Budget & Tax , National Security

Fiscal Groups Support Flake Amendment #3820 to Cut Wasteful Corps Funding TCS and the fiscal groups below sent the following letter urging Senators to support Amendment #3820 to cut wasteful Army Corps of Engineers funding.... Read More

Fiscal Groups Oppose Murray Amendment #3813

April 25, 2016 | Budget & Tax , National Security

Fiscal Groups Oppose Murray Amendment #3813 TCS and the groups below sent the following letter to the Senate regarding Amendment #3813 to the FY17 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill.... Read More

TCS Comments on Lost Gas Rule

April 22, 2016 | Energy , Natural Resources

TCS Comments on Lost Gas Rule Comments to the Bureau of Land Management on Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation, Proposed... Read More

Letter to House: “National Catastrophe Fund” Would Be Financially Catastrophic

Letter to House: “National Catastrophe Fund” Would Be Financially Catastrophic On Thursday, Taxpayers for Common Sense and six other oganizations sent a letter to the House of Representatives voicing the coalition's... Read More

Right/Left Coalition Proposes $38.6 Billion Worth of Pentagon Savings

April 19, 2016 | National Security

Right/Left Coalition Proposes $38.6 Billion Worth of Pentagon Savings Keeping the Fiscal Year 2017 budget in line with the caps will help the Department of Defense ...... Read More

Congress Should Stop Blocking Base Closure

April 15, 2016 | National Security

Congress Should Stop Blocking Base Closure On April 12th, the Pentagon transmitted a report to the Congress that lays out its excess “infrastructure capacity” – in other words, how... Read More

Peabody Declares Bankruptcy, Could Leave Clean-Up Costs to Taxpayers

April 14, 2016 | Energy , Natural Resources

Peabody Declares Bankruptcy, Could Leave Clean-Up Costs to Taxpayers The largest U.S. coal company declared bankruptcy Wednesday, potentially leaving $1.4 billion in clean-up costs to taxpayers.... Read More

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April 29, 2016

Cutting Ties with Clean Coal

Lawmakers are trying to resuscitate the failed idea of “clean coal” with more subsidies for “carbon capture... Read More

TCS Celebrates 20th Anniversary