Wednesday, January 26, 2011

HYPOCRITES: Turn off the Lights: Federal Government Utility Bills Cost Taxpayers Millions

“Why do they leave all those lights on?” I hear this question from my parents nearly every time they come to visit me in Washington, D.C.

Government buildings in D.C. notoriously leave lots of lights on at night, which is not only a big waste of energy, but also a huge waste of money. (And when it comes to government buildings, we all know who gets to pay those electricity bills.)

So how much does this careless waste of resources cost taxpayers? One reporter from WUSA-TV sought to find out and to see how much room there is for improvement.

Through the Freedom of Information Act, WUSA’s Andrea McCarren discovered that the electricity alone for these bureaucratic headquarters costs taxpayers millions of dollars every month. READ MORE...

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