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Supercommittee: Follow the Money

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By Aaron Mintzes

November 4, 2011

There are tons of ideas out there to help out the Supercommittee decide which services to cut and revenues to raise. Their report is due on November 23 when we expect that Congress will get to have an up or down vote (that is, no amendments allowed) on their recommendations.

Some of the ideas are better than others. The better ones look at the low hanging fruit: government subsidies of incredibly successful industries-especially the oil, gas, and mining companies. Here are a couple of the good ones.

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Tagged with: subsidies, markey, tax expenditures, supercommittee, tax


House Majority seeks to Mine the Grand Canyon

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By Aaron Mintzes

November 3, 2011

Today, I attended a hearing of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands. The subcommittee was considering four bills. Three of them had to do with establishing national monuments.

The fourth (HR 3155), ironically, had to do with opening up one million acres of lands surrounding the Grand Canyon to uranium mining. Obviously, EARTHWORKS opposes mining around the Grand Canyon and we encourage you to join us.

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Tagged with: uranium mining, grand canyon, representative raul grijalva


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