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February 6, 2013

By Mia Steinle

POGO Joins Natural Resources Extraction Transparency Initiative



Nuclear Energy POGO Executive Director Danielle Brian will join a federal advisory committee that aims to ensure that the government and taxpayers are getting their fair share of revenues from natural resources that come from public lands.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

November 9, 2012

By Mia Steinle

Oil and Gas Industry Loses Latest Round in Battle with SEC



Nuclear Energy In an attempt to combat corruption in resource-rich developing countries, two years ago Congress ordered U.S. corporations to disclose payments they make to foreign governments for the extraction of oil, gas and minerals. This week, the Securities and Exch

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

May 22, 2012

By Dana Liebelson

7 Types of Government Information that Would Benefit from Springtime Sunshine



dana liebelson Here in the District, spring is in the air! Rock Creek Park is abloom, the tourists are out on the Mall, there are mile-long lines to the food trucks, and the sun is shining. At POGO, when we see sunshine, we can't help but consider one of our favorite iss

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Topics: Contract Oversight, Energy and Natural Resources, National Security

May 25, 2010

By Neil Gordon

Small Business Advocate Scores Another Victory for Transparency



Every once in a while, POGO likes to remind everyone that the American Small Business League (ASBL) is still out there fighting the good government fight, kicking butt and taking names—or, in this particular case, FOIA-ing names.

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

May 10, 2010

By Mandy Smithberger

IG Warned Congress About Failures of MMS, Interior



Energy and Natural Resources In 2006 then-Interior Department Inspector General Earl Devaney gave Congress numerous explicit signs when he described the culture at the Department of the Interior as one that "sustains managerial irresponsibility and a lack of accountability.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

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