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April 17, 2018

By Nicholas Trevino

POGO’s Outsized Tax-Day Impact



Taxes Over the past 37 years, the Project On Government Oversight’s investigations have saved taxpayers billions of dollars.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Energy and Natural Resources, Contract Oversight

February 27, 2018

By Nick Schwellenbach

Meet the Oil-Friendly Federal Panel that Could Give Drillers a Sweetheart Deal



RPC The oil, gas and mining industry has six voting seats out of 20 on the panel, known as the Royalty Policy Committee, and they predictably advocate for paying the public less. But industry’s voice on the committee is supposed to be balanced with perspective

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

February 26, 2018

By Laura Peterson

How an Influential Committee can Make Energy Royalties Great Again



Pump jack An influential committee meeting this week has the power to fix that system by implementing important reforms to the way the public is compensated for resources extracted from public land.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

November 21, 2017

By Laura Peterson

Where's the Public Among the Royalty Policy Committee's Interests?



Wyoming coal mine 120 The Department of Interior’s new Royalty Policy Committee gets too much input from industry and too little from civil society.

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Topics: Open Government, Energy and Natural Resources

November 7, 2017

By David S. Hilzenrath

Whistleblowing Could Leave Oil Rig Workers at Risk



 Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon. Offshore oil and gas workers who the blow the whistle on workplace safety hazards lack federal protections, and the U.S. Chemical Safety Board is considering dropping its recommendation to fill that gap.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections, Energy and Natural Resources

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