Taxpayers for Common Sense

For The Energy And Natural Resources Program

  • Amount
    $250,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    7/13/2015
  • Term
    16 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
Because of antiquated federal methane and coal royalty rules that undervalue these resources on public lands, taxpayers lose between $1 and $2 billion a year in revenue. Worse, the federal government allows companies to flare and vent methane into the atmosphere without charging them for the value of the gas or taking into account the impact to human health or safety. Taxpayers for Common Sense will use this grant to educate policy makers on the need to update and reform the federal royalty system, employing its analytic skills as well as educating the public and media on the need for change.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.taxpayer.net/ 
Address
651 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20001
Grants to this Grantee
for the Energy and Natural Resources Program  
Taxpayers for Common Sense is a nonpartisan budget watchdog that serves as an independent voice for American taxpayers. It will use this grant to educate the public, press and policymakers about the implications to taxpayers of policies affecting national public lands.
for the Energy and Natural Resources Program  
Antiquated federal oil, gas, and coal royalty regulations cost taxpayers between $1 and $2 billion a year in lost revenues. Taxpayers for Common Sense will use this grant to educate policymakers on the need to update and reform the federal royalty system, employing its analytic skills, as well as educating the public and media on the need for change.
for a project to analyze U.S. government spending on cybersecurity  
This grant to Taxpayers for Common Sense will fund the creation of a Cybersecurity Spending Project to bring greater transparency and accountability to federal spending on cybersecurity. It will inform better policy and spending decisions by creating the first comprehensive database about U.S. government spending on cybersecurity and analyzing that spending data.

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