Hazardous Handouts : Taxpayer Subsidies to Environmental Degradation
John C. Ryan, Rhys Roth, Aaron M. Best, Peter A. Carlin, Northwest Environment WatchISBN: 1886093024;
Taxpayers lose billions of dollars each year in subsidies that damage the Northwest environment. Hazardous Handouts: Taxpayer Subsidies to Environmental Degradation documents a litany of outdated policies that siphon away tax dollars, wreak ecological havoc, and burden the Northwest economy. Inside Flap Copy Old ways of doing public business are wasting our money and wasting a natural heritage that no amount of money can replace. Hazardous Handouts: Taxpayer Subsidies to Environmental Degradation examines a root cause of our economy?¦s heavy ecological impact: government policies that provide billions of dollars each year for activities that harm the regional environment. Timber companies receive billions of dollars in tax breaks, underpriced timber, and other handouts. Logging of Northwest national forests cost U.S. taxpayers some $91 million in 1993. Canadian taxpayers provided some Can$2 billion in supports to the British Columbia forest products industry in...
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