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April 21, 2017

By Neil Gordon

Top Federal Contractors Paid Billions for Environmental Damage



Photo of oil spill with boat In honor of Earth Day 2017, we encourage you to explore our Federal Contractor Misconduct Database and the wealth of information it contains about the environmental records of the largest federal contractors.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

April 6, 2017

By Nick Schwellenbach

Advisors to the President Should Be Subject to Ethics Laws



Stephen Feinberg In a letter to White House Counsel, POGO urged the White House to make Stephen Feinberg and Carl Icahn subject to federal ethics laws given their vast conflicts of interest.

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Topics: Government Accountability

January 12, 2017

By Sean Moulton

Open Government Win on Toxic Pollution



Massive natural gas processing plant near Bloomfield, New Mexico The Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposal to expand a toxic pollution reporting program—the Toxics Release Inventory program—to include natural gas processing plants. The proposed rule is an important win for open government as it will incre

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government, Energy and Natural Resources

October 14, 2016

By Halle Zander

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



President Obama Signs Dodd Frank 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 ens

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

October 12, 2016

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Transparency Efforts Expand in Public Natural Resource Management



The US Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative webpage The United States joined the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in 2011, but it needs to continue prioritizing transparency, especially regarding natural gas. POGO recently published the top five public natural resource reforms accomplished in t

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

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