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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

September 14, 2015

By Mia Steinle

Draining Us Dry: How Diverting a New Mexico River Will Hurt Taxpayers



Gila River The Project on Government Oversight is a nonpartisan independent watchdog that investigates waste, fraud, and abuse in the federal government. POGO’s mandate led us to investigate a federally-funded project in New Mexico, where the numbers just don’t add u

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

September 2, 2015

By Jacob Marx

Can Bechtel Get the Job Done at the Hanford Site?



Hanford Nuclear Site A report leaked to watchdog Hanford Challenge suggests that after 25 years and $19 billion, DOE and Bechtel National Inc may not be any closer to processing radioactive waste at the Hanford Site.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

August 19, 2015

By Meg Lentz

Animas River Release: 143 Years in the Making



Colorado Animas River Toxic Mine Spill The Animas River release in Colorado highlights the damage caused by archaic hard rock mining laws that allow corporations to mine freely without any responsibility for clean-up.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

August 17, 2015

By Jacob Marx

What Will Modernizing the Nuclear Weapons Complex Cost?



IAEA Nuclear Forensics A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the nuclear weapons complex reveals incomplete cost estimates for major projects, large fluctuations in the budget, inadequate funding for overdue maintenance, and poor data on critical facili

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

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