The (POGO) Blog
June 20, 2016
By Mia Steinle
For the first time in decades, the federal government has majorly overhauled the way it determines how much money taxpayers receive from oil, gas, and coal extracted from federal lands.
Topics: Energy and Natural Resources
June 6, 2016
Environmental advocate Erin Brockovich urges public to demand transparency from water management agencies on local and state levels. Her rallying message follows the Flint Water Crisis and an investigation by The Guardian.
May 17, 2016
Last week, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a hearing to review Susan Beard, the current nominee for the Department of Energy Inspector General position. Several Senators, including Chairwoman Murkowski and Senator Wyden, questione
April 22, 2016
The Federal Contractor Misconduct Database reports a total of $38.7 billion paid by contractors in penalties for environmental violations.
April 14, 2016
Senator Ed Markey wrote to the Secretary of Energy seeking answers about the Department's practice of reimbursing legal costs incurred by contractors in cases where they committed illegal conduct such as discrimination or whistleblower retaliation.