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October 7, 2016

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Taxpayers Closer to Getting Fair Return on Public Natural Resources



Photo of Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell The troubled Royalty-In-Kind program, which benefitted corporations that were extracting resources from public lands, was successfully terminated. But the job’s not done: the Bureau of Land Management needs to prioritize getting taxpayers a fair return on the use of renewable energies on federal lands. POGO recently published the top five public natural resource reforms accomplished in the past eight years and the top five recommendations for the current and future administration.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

April 22, 2016

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Contractors Paid Billions in Environmental Penalties



POGO graphic showing earth day violations by government contractors The Federal Contractor Misconduct Database reports a total of $38.7 billion paid by contractors in penalties for environmental violations.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources, Contract Oversight

May 10, 2010

By Mandy Smithberger

IG Warned Congress About Failures of MMS, Interior



Energy and Natural Resources In 2006 then-Interior Department Inspector General Earl Devaney gave Congress numerous explicit signs when he described the culture at the Department of the Interior as one that "sustains managerial irresponsibility and a lack of accountability.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

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