Cut the fat out

  Cut environmentally damaging subsidies and save $36 billion doing it, urges a report targeting 57 wasteful federal programs. The third annual Green Scissors describes how each program costs both taxpayers and the environment. Ending below-cost timber sales, the report says, could save $1 billion over five years. Twenty-five taxpayer and nonprofit groups contributed to the 66-page Green Scissors: Cutting Wasteful and Environmentally Harmful Spending and Subsidies. It's available on the web at www.foe.org or for $12 from CoPIRG (Colorado Public Interest Research Group), 1530 Blake St., Suite 220, Denver, CO 80202 (303/573-7474).