EARTHblog » Aaron Mintzes
January 19, 2016
Fresh off his State of the Union promise, the President’s Department of Interior (DOI) announced today a pause on new coal leasing while they make necessary updates to our coal leasing system.
January 11, 2016
Last month, the United States Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (USEITI) published its first report. The good news is that the numbers match up well. A multi-stakeholder group (MSG) of industry, government, and civil society representatives decides which revenue streams the report will include. The Department of Interior’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) unilaterally disclosed all 2013 payments received from companies on public lands and waters. Unfortunately, only a disappointing 12% of eligible companies agreed to have their Internal Revenue Service (IRS) corporate income tax payments reconciled.