Taxpayers for Common Sense

For The Methane And Royalties Project

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Enough methane is released into the atmosphere annually from fossil energy drilling operations on public land to power the gas needs of Los Angeles for a year. The American taxpayer loses an estimated $50-60 million in royalties payments on the vented gas. Taxpayers for Common Sense would use this grant to: A) educate the administration and other opinion leaders about methane emissions and lost revenues on public lands, B) set the stage for fair-market-value return to taxpayers through federal royalty reform, and C) create more transparent and accountable resource development on federal lands.
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for the Energy Reform and Budget Accountability Project  
Taxpayers for Common Sense seeks to insure that fiscal reform includes reform of the generous subsidies provided to the fossil industry and other polluting sectors of the economy. The organization collaborates with taxpayer groups from all sides of the ideological spectrum, including the conservative CATO Institute and various state chapters of the Tea Party movement.
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.

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