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How Cheap Federal Leases Benefit Oil and Gas Companies Fact Sheet
A man fills his water truck so he can do dust control on the road in an oil and gas lease in Colorado, October 2014. (Getty/The Denver Post/RJ Sangosti)

How Cheap Federal Leases Benefit Oil and Gas Companies

The oil and gas industry is using undeveloped federal leases of U.S. public lands to inflate corporate valuations while shortchanging U.S. taxpayers.

Mark K. DeSantis

A Rulemaking to Close Loopholes and Cut Subsidies for the Federal Coal Program Fact Sheet
A shovel prepares to dump a load of coal into a 320-ton truck at the Black Thunder Mine in Wright, Wyoming, April 2007. Black Thunder Mine is located in the state's Powder River Basin. (AP/Matthew Brown)

A Rulemaking to Close Loopholes and Cut Subsidies for the Federal Coal Program

The U.S. Department of the Interior is aiming to close a loophole so that coal companies can no longer use their affiliates to dodge royalty payments, but this rule needs to be strengthened to guarantee that taxpayers receive every dollar due for their resources.

Nidhi Thakar