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February 9, 2016

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Former Rep. David Hobson: Not Cutting MOX Is My "Biggest Regret"



MOX Facility October 2015 Not only is the MOX facility more than one-thousand percent over cost and years behind schedule, the project lacks even a single U.S. utility customer for its commercial reactor fuel.

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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Coal Extraction Mining Public Lands EITI POGO has long been urging the Interior Department to update its outdated coal rules for mining on federal land.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

January 8, 2016

By Sean Moulton

9/11 Responders Get Permanent Health Care Benefits



9/11 First Responders Congress deserves credit for finally passing permanent health care benefits for 9/11 responders as 2015 was winding down.

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Topics: Government Accountability

October 19, 2015

By Sean Moulton

Congress Adds Insult to 9/11 Injuries



9/11 Dust Debris Firefighters Congress lets funding for 9/11 medical assistance for first responders expire, which is just the latest in a series of poor government actions around health and safety issues surrounding the 9/11 attacks.

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Topics: Government Accountability

September 8, 2015

By Meg Lentz

EPA Coming Clean, but Gold King a Gold Mine for Contractors



Gold King Mine Leak Colorado Newly released records show the EPA reacting to an undefined emergency in the same region as the Gold King Mine leak — a day before the spill occurred.

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Topics: Open Government, Contract Oversight

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