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POGO WINS
August 4, 2010

Stop The Royalty Rip-Off!
July 7, 1998

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Investigative Report: Federal Business Solutions Contracts
Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of the Interior
September 4, 2008 


Investigative Report: MMS Oil Marketing Group - Lakewood
Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Interior
August 19, 2008 


Investigative Report: Gregory W. Smith
Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Interior
August 7, 2008 


Royalty-In-Kind Oil Sales Process
Report No. C-EV-MMS-0001-2008, U.S. Department of the Interior Office of the Inspector General
May 30, 2008 


CRS: Outer Continental Shelf: Debate Over Oil and Gas Leasing and Revenue Sharing
By Marc Humphries, Congressional Research Service CRS Report RL 33493
January 22, 2008 


Minerals Management Service: False Claims Act Allegations
Earl E. Devaney, Inspector General, United States Department of the Interior
September 17, 2007 


Taking a swipe at big oil
By Anderson Cooper, CNN.com
January 18, 2007 


Energy Royalties Ripoff
, Boston Globe
January 30, 2006 


CRS: Outer Continental Shelf: Debate Over Oil and Gas Leasing and Revenue Sharing
Marc Humphries, Congressional Research Service - CRS Report IB10149
October 27, 2005 


CBO: Reforming the Federal Royalty Program for Oil and Gas
, Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
November 1, 2000 


CRS: Outer Continental Shelf: Oil and Gas Leasing and Revenue
By Lawrence Kumins, Congressional Research Service - CRS
May 3, 2000 


Fiscal Accountability of the Nation's Energy Resources
David Linowes and the Linowes Commission, Commission on Fiscal Accountability of the Nation's Energy Resources
January 21, 1982 


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POGO in the News


Higher oil royalty charges expected from Obama, Evan Bush; Center for Public IntegrityTucscon Sentinel.com, June 18, 2011 


A Win for Whistleblowers, By Kate SheppardMother Jones, August 5, 2010 


GAO again faults Interior royalty collection efforts, By Ben GemanThe Hill's E2 Wire: Energy & Environment Blog, April 15, 2010 


GAO Report: Interior Fails to Accurately Track Oil and Gas Production on Federal Leases, By Noelle Straub of GreenwireNew York Times, April 14, 2010 


Sex for Oil? Reports Blast Interior Dept., By Lisa Stark, Theresa Cook, Kate Barrett, Jason Ryan and Jack DateABC World News with Charles Gibson, September 10, 2008 


Sex, drugs and oil: corruption scandal rocks US agency, Agence France Press, September 10, 2008 


Scandal at Interior Department involving oil companies, By Tom CostelloNBC News: Nightly News, September 10, 2008 


Oil companies gave sex, drinks, gifts to federal overseers, By Greg GordonMcClatchy Newspapers, September 10, 2008 


How to Fix It: Stop Leasing Public Lands at Fire-Sale Prices, By James RidgewayMother Jones, September 1, 2008 


Taxpayer Watchdog: President Should Appoint MMS Director, Natural Gas Intelligence, March 17, 2008 


DOI officials dispute calls to change royalties program, By Nick SnowPenn Energy Oil & Gas Research, March 12, 2008 


Watchdog Group: MMS Director Should be Presidential Appointee, NGI's Daily Gas Price Index, March 11, 2008 


Justice Pounds a Watchdog, By Shawn ZellerCQ Weekly, February 24, 2008 


POGO loses suit over payment to whistleblower, by Gregg Leslie Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Blog, February 12, 2008 


Interior Seeks Repeal of Offshore Royalty Relief in FY '09 Budget, Natural Gas Intelligence, February 11, 2008 


Steward to head royalty-in-kind program at MMS; ran agency records projects, By Jean ChemnickInside Energy, January 21, 2008 


Interior Department unveils new ethics plan, by Anika GuptaGovExec.com, July 6, 2007 


Watchdog Group: Burton Exit First Step Toward Systemic Reform of MMS, National Gas Intelligence, May 14, 2007 


The Royalty Treatment, NOW by PBS, May 11, 2007 


Controversial Head of Interior's minerals agency resigns, By Tim KauffmanFederal Times, May 8, 2007 


Democrats Taking Closer Look at Agency Oversight of Oil, Gas Leases, By Jean ChemnickPolitico, April 17, 2007 


Senators Seek Way to Mend Faulty Oil and Gas Contracts, By Jean ChemnickPolitico, March 27, 2007 


Lubrigate: Oil Company Cheated U.S. out of Millions, By Justin RoodTPMMuckraker.com, January 24, 2007 


Letting oil companies say 'Trust us', By Ashley Milne-Tyte Marketplace, January 15, 2007 


Study Suggests Incentives on Oil Barely Help U.S., By Edmund L. AndrewsNew York Times, December 22, 2006 


A billion here, a billion there, By Edward T. PoundU.S. News and World Report , December 10, 2006 


Report: Oil Royalty Program Ineffective, By Ian TalleyHouston Chronicle, December 6, 2006 


Blowing the Whistle on Big Oil, By Edmund L. AndrewsThe New York Times, December 3, 2006 


Panel to analyze royalties system, By David IvanovichHouston Chronicle, November 15, 2006 


Oil giant tries to shirk royalty payments to Indians, By Michelle ChenThe NewStandard, October 11, 2006 


Now, oil-rich leaders mock Bush team, By Jay BookmanAtlanta Journal-Constitution, September 25, 2006 


Department of Billion-dollar Bungling, By Douglas WallerTime, September 16, 2006 


Crude Awakening, PBS NOW Show, June 16, 2006 


As Profits Soar, Companies Pay U.S. Less for Gas Rights , By Edmund L. AndrewsNew York Times, January 23, 2006 


Making them pay: How big oil companies shortchange taxpayers on royalties, By Jim MorrisU.S. News and World Report, May 14, 2001 


More public drilling? Let's collect bills first, USA Today, April 6, 2001 


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