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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Coal Extraction Mining Public Lands EITI POGO has long been urging the Interior Department to update its outdated coal rules for mining on federal land.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 12, 2016

By Jacob Marx

Once Upon a Time in Los Alamos



Los Alamos National Lab New Mexico In a new book, Los Alamos: A Whistleblower’s Diary: Secret Colony, Hidden Truths, Chuck Montano, a former auditor at Los Alamos National Lab (LANL), raises a number of questions about an alleged suicide near the premises.

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Topics: Open Government, Energy and Natural Resources

January 4, 2016

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Senator Who Fought Wasteful Super Collider Passes Away



Dale Bumpers Dale Bumpers, former Senator and Governor from Arkansas, passed away on January 1 at the age of 90. While in the Senate he led the fight with POGO to cancel the Superconducting Super Collider program, and worked to reform hard rock mining laws.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources, National Security

December 15, 2015

By Mia Steinle

EITI Report Shows Impact of Resource Extraction on Taxpayers



Danielle Brian at an EITI Meeting The U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) released a report on oil, gas, minerals, and renewable resources, and made data about those resources available to the public.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

October 29, 2015

By Spencer Brignac

POGO Urges SEC to Finally Act on Extractive Transparency



SEC Seal POGO and other civil society organizations wrote to the Securities and Exchange Commission in support of a rule requiring companies extracting natural resources from public lands to provide more data on specific projects.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

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