About POGO

Spencer Brignac

Former Intern

POGO Urges SEC to Finally Act on Extractive Transparency

October 29, 2015

POGO and other civil society organizations wrote to the Securities and Exchange Commission in support of a rule requiring companies extracting natural resources from public lands to provide more data on specific projects.

FOIA Fee Waivers Protected

September 14, 2015

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit unanimously protected the Freedom of Information Act’s (FOIA) public interest fee waiver and news media fee classification.

DoD Buying From Everywhere but America

September 9, 2015

Two recent audits revealed that the military is still buying foreign-made goods, despite procurement laws against the practice.

Americans Need Greater Extractive Industry Transparency

August 14, 2015

A letter from a leading economist illustrates that releasing more data on the extraction of resources from public lands does not harm companies in the competitive marketplace.

How the House Almost Cheated Taxpayers Out of Billions

July 10, 2015

An amendment to prevent increasing onshore oil royalties nearly cost taxpayers $1.25 billion over the next 10 years.

In Snowden’s Wake: New Book Examines Needed Intelligence Reforms

July 7, 2015

Regardless of how you view Edward Snowden, Ronald Goldfarb’s new book shows that Snowden’s revelations have forever altered America’s political landscape.