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Maloney Continues to Tackle Royalties Issue

Three Cheers to Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-New York) for her legislation introduced today which would commission a technical study of how the government collects gas drilling payments. An industry whistleblower with a major pending False Claims Act lawsuit, Jack Grynberg, brought many concerns to light about how oil companies may be cheating the taxpayer and Indians. Maloney�s bill would put experts on the case to figure out whether those concerns are still a problem on federal and Native American leases. Maloney�s investigations and oversight in the late 1990�s helped bring oil royalty underpayments to light.

By: Beth Daley
Director of Investigations, POGO

At the time of publication, Beth Daley was the Director of Investigations for the Project On Government Oversight.

Authors: Beth Daley

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