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July 29, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Federal Coal Mining Program Cheats Taxpayers, Needs Reforms



Photo of Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Loopholes and exemptions in the rules governing companies that mine coal on public lands cheat taxpayers out of millions of dollars in revenue each year, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) told Department of Interior leadership today.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

July 10, 2015

By Spencer Brignac

How the House Almost Cheated Taxpayers Out of Billions



Oil drilling on public lands An amendment to prevent increasing onshore oil royalties nearly cost taxpayers $1.25 billion over the next 10 years.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

July 8, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

POGO Asks the House to Protect Oil and Gas Reform



Oil Rig in front of Sunset POGO urged the Members of the House of Representatives to vote against an amendment to HR 2822 that would prohibit the use of funds to increase oil and gas royalty rates, meaning that Americans could miss out on millions of dollars in revenue.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

July 7, 2015

By Daniel Shlien

Bureau of Land Management Updating Drilling Royalty Rules



Oil drilling in San Ardo oil field, California For decades, the Bureau of Land Management in the Department of the Interior has regulated the use of public lands for oil and gas drilling by private companies.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

May 29, 2015

By Joe Newman

POGO Senior Investigator Peter Stockton Retires



Senior Investigator Peter Stockton Peter Stockton, a senior investigator at the Project On Government Oversight whose investigations into safety and security shortcomings and mismanagement at the nation’s nuclear laboratories and facilities helped spur many important reforms, has retired.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

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