What You Can Do—Find Out Where Your Tax Dollars Are Going
Full disclosure of where your tax dollars are going is essential.
Friends of the Earth in the U.S. has an ongoing campaign against perverse subsidies. Visit www.foe.org for their report, “Green Scissors: Cutting Wasteful and Environmentally Harmful Spending.” Also visit Taxpayers for Common Sense and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group.
Demand That Clean Production Strategies Be Tied to Subsidies
Lobby for financial support for clean production. How much does your government spend on promoting research and development in organic agriculture? How much on renewable energy? Effective public transport?
Demand Ecological Tax Reform Reducing Labor Costs and Creating Jobs through Increased Pollution Charges.