The White House blog recently wrote about Obama’s trip to India and mentioned that US-based organizations could learn from Indian... View ArticleContinue reading
Re-Named Offshore Energy Agency Urged to Publish Production Data
The scandal-wrecked Minerals Management Services changed its name to Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) as part of a promised wave of reforms, but consumer advocacy groups say more transparency is what is really needed at the offshore energy agency.
The agency should provide online access to more data about crude oil and natural gas production in the Gulf of Mexico and other offshore areas, as well as energy companies’ royalty payments to the U.S. government.
“The kind of data we want to see is on production numbers, so we can have better calculations to ensure ...
Congress Needs to Respond to MMS Failures
Just as the Administration needs to incorporate transparency into their response to the failures of the Minerals Management Service, Congress... View ArticleContinue reading
Where is the Government’s Blowout Preventer?
Just as there is now a new cap being fitted over the leaking oil well is patching a mechanical failure,... View ArticleContinue reading
A Public Access Response to Failure
Powerlessness in the face of disaster is dispiriting. Powerlessness in the face of regulatory failure is fixable. Despite our widespread... View ArticleContinue reading
Dept. of Interior Oil Scandal
Yesterday, the Inspector General of the Department of the Interior released multiple reports revealing widespread corruption in the Mineral Management... View ArticleContinue reading