(Washington, DC) — A new study from the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) finds that the federal government provided approximately $25.425 billion in financial support for coal production, transport, use, or waste disposal during the period 2002-2010. The majority of these dollars — $16.214 billion — are attributable to tax benefits. Of these tax benefits, the single largest category was the nonconventional fuels tax credit, providing $12.22 billion to coal.
To Receive Subsidies, Largest Farms Should Accept Greater Environmental Responsibilities: New Stewardship, Disclosure Conditions Would Reduce Water Pollution Cost to Public
(Washington, DC) — A report issued today by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) re commends that large-scale commodity crop operations that opt to receive any form of federal farm subsidy, including subsidized crop insurance, be assigned responsibility for: