Energy

Trump Administration takes heat with FERC nominee

All the way back at the beginning of the year, a federal energy regulator unanimously repudiated a proposed rule that would have subsidized coal and nuclear powerplants.

Citizens Against Government Waste Submits Recommendations for President Trump’s Nickel Plan

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) sent letters to 16 federal departments and agencies detailing potential spending cuts that could be made in furtherance of President Trump’s “nickel plan” for an across the board 5 percent budget cut, which he announced on October 17, 2018.

CAGW Recommendations for Trump Administration's Nickel Plan- DOE

November 1, 2018

The Honorable Rick Perry
Secretary, Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20585

Dear Secretary Perry,

During a meeting on October 17, 2018, President Trump directed you and other members of his Cabinet to cut their department budgets by 5 percent in fiscal year (FY) 2019.  With a national debt of more than $21 trillion and the budget deficit soaring to its highest level since 2012, President Trump’s initiative will help to improve fiscal responsibility.

CAGW Recommendations for Trump Administration's Nickel Plan- DOI

November 1, 2018

The Honorable Ryan Zinke
Secretary, Department of the Interior
1100 Ohio Drive, S.W.
Washington D.C. 20242

Dear Secretary Zinke,

During a meeting on October 17, 2018, President Trump directed you and other members of his Cabinet to cut their department budgets by 5 percent in fiscal year (FY) 2019.  With a national debt of more than $21 trillion and the budget deficit soaring to its highest level since 2012, President Trump’s initiative will help to improve fiscal responsibility.

Local Governments in Puerto Rico Punish Charitable Activity

When Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated Puerto Rico and other places in the fall of 2017, Americans of all types raced to help.  Utility companies were among the first to provide aid, as restoring the island’s power grid was a monumental task. 

As is customary for natural disasters, the federal government, through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will reimburse utilities for their work to restore service quickly to affected areas—work that does not earn them a profit. 

Citizens Against Government Waste Lists Taxpayer Tricks and Treats For Halloween 2018

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its 18th annual compilation of scary, surreal, and spine-tingling taxpayer tricks and treats.

Citizens Against Government Waste Releases $3.1 trillion in Waste-Cutting Recommendations

(Washington, D.C.) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today released Prime Cuts 2018, the latest edition of the group’s comprehensive waste-cutting recommendations that would eliminate unnecessary and ineffective federal programs and spending. 

Citizens Against Government Waste Applauds EPA Affordable Clean Energy Plan

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) applauded the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for proposing the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule.  The rule would reverse the Obama administration’s 2015 Clean Power Plan, which was blocked by the Supreme Court in 2016 due to regulatory overreach.

CAGW Releases 2018 Congressional Pig Book

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its 2018 Congressional Pig Book, the 26th edition of the group’s exposé on pork-barrel spending. 

Media Alert: 2018 Congressional Pig Book to Be Released This Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) will release the 2018 Congressional Pig Book at a press conference this Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 10 a.m. EDT. 

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CAGW Names Rep. Mike Rogers November 2018 Porker of the Month

Rep. Hoyer is CAGW's Porker of the Month for his support for being a leading proponent of a wasteful sixth military branch called the Space Force.