The costs of climate change are sky-rocketing – for American taxpayers. Catastrophic floods, hurricanes, and wildfires are more destructive because of climate change, and taxpayers pay the price.
Dozens of federal policies, programs, and subsidies exacerbate existing climate challenges or are ill-suited to meet them. Misguided bioenergy policies promote biofuel and biomass production that is environmentally harmful. Certain agriculture policies discourage beneficial conservation and carbon sequestration practices.
Taxpayers for Common Sense is dedicated to exposing both the direct and hidden costs that we as taxpayers are forced to pay every year for damages caused by climate change.
We will expose handouts to polluting industries that are making the problem worse. These programs and policies work at cross purposes with federal programs aimed at mitigating the costs of climate change. The current system is broken and we are paying the price.
But not all hope is lost. We will propose realistic, efficient, accountable, and equitable climate solutions that spend taxpayer dollars wisely. If enacted, these will lead to smarter investments, reduce climate risks, and increase resilience in the face of the next inevitable disaster.
It’s time for things to change.