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June 20, 2016

By Mia Steinle

Oil, Gas, and Coal Law is Long Overdue Victory for Taxpayers



Coal Mine For the first time in decades, the federal government has majorly overhauled the way it determines how much money taxpayers receive from oil, gas, and coal extracted from federal lands.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

January 28, 2016

By Mia Steinle

Are Taxpayers Being Shortchanged from Natural Resources Revenue?



Eiti event At a roundtable public discussion sponsored by the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) and Taxpayers for Common Sense, Ali Zaidi, Associate Director for Natural Resources, Energy, and Science Programs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) said, “

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

January 15, 2016

By Mia Steinle

Victory for Taxpayers on Coal



Coal Extraction Mining Public Lands EITI POGO has long been urging the Interior Department to update its outdated coal rules for mining on federal land. Today, the Department announced it would be halting coal leases while it undertakes a review of the federal coal program.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

December 15, 2015

By Mia Steinle

EITI Report Shows Impact of Resource Extraction on Taxpayers



Danielle Brian at an EITI Meeting The U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) released a report on oil, gas, minerals, and renewable resources, and made data about those resources available to the public.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

October 29, 2015

By Spencer Brignac

POGO Urges SEC to Finally Act on Extractive Transparency



SEC Seal 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.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

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