About POGO

Meg Lentz

Former Intern

EPA Coming Clean, but Gold King a Gold Mine for Contractors

September 8, 2015

Newly released records show the EPA reacting to an undefined emergency in the same region as the Gold King Mine leak — a day before the spill occurred.

Animas River Release: 143 Years in the Making

August 19, 2015

The Animas River release in Colorado highlights the damage caused by archaic hard rock mining laws that allow corporations to mine freely without any responsibility for clean-up.

From Battlefield to Boardroom: Facilitating the DoD Revolving Door

July 20, 2015

The Project On Government Oversight has learned of a new avenue the private sector is using to facilitate the revolving door between the Department of Defense (DoD) and defense contractors.

FOIA: Release to One, Wait, Release to All

July 20, 2015

The Project On Government Oversight celebrates the Freedom of Information Act pilot program, "Release to One, Release to All," which will share requested information to the public—not only the requester. However, POGO would like to see a waiting period implemented to ensure that the hard work—sometimes years of work—by journalistic entities isn't scooped.