About POGO

Halle Zander

Intern

How to Buy Congress

October 7, 2016

In our new podcast, Congressional Fellows (employees who are embedded on Congressional staffs) are collecting salaries from outside groups, including industry. It sounds like every lobbyist's fantasy. But it's not fiction - it's a reality on Capitol Hill.

Watchdog Group Slams NRC Over Pilgrim Hearing

November 1, 2016

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission won’t hold a hearing with local activists about a lack of critical safety equipment at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station.

A Right to “Know” or a Right to “No”: A War for Information

October 27, 2016

The Constitution Project and the Levin Center highlighted the intricacies of information access between the executive and legislative branches in a two-panel event.

Fossil Fuels Dodge the Law: What We’ve Done About it and What We Must Do

October 14, 2016

Dodd-Frank requires oil, gas, and coal companies to be more transparent; the Securities and Exchange Commission has finally implemented rules to enforce the law after years of effective resistance from the companies. Looking forward, Congress must also ensure that these companies restore our public lands by eliminating self-bonds.