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How the New Methane Rule Benefits Taxpayers

January 06, 2017 | Energy , Natural Resources

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) administers mineral leasing on 245 million acres of public lands, including onshore federal oil and... Read More

How to Increase the Benefits from Federal Agricultural Conservation Programs

October 31, 2016 | Agriculture

Covering more than 40 percent of land area in the United States, crop and ranchlands have a significant impact on the... Read More

Infographic on the 2014 Farm Bill

October 12, 2016 | Agriculture

Only two years after passage, the 2014 FARM BILL is a clear budget buster due to new commodity programs. The Agriculture Committees should... Read More

Benefits of Measuring Federal Agricultural Conservation Programs

August 03, 2016 | Agriculture

Federal taxpayers have an interest in the conservation of agricultural resources because of agriculture’s potential to both impose... Read More

Correcting the Record: Federal Efforts to Curb Natural Gas Waste

July 15, 2016 | Energy , Natural Resources

The Bureau of Land Management recently proposed new rules to limit the practice of venting and flaring natural gas from oil and gas wells... Read More

Reforming the Federal Coal Program: Time for a Fair Return for Taxpayers

May 13, 2016 | Energy , Natural Resources

In January, the Secretary of the Interior directed the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to conduct a broad, programmatic review of the... Read More

Fact Sheet: Agricultural Shallow Loss Programs Digging Deeper

April 07, 2016 | Agriculture

Updated Farm Program baseline numbers from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirm taxpayers are unlikely to harvest the $16.6... Read More

Royalty Rate Reductions on Federal Coal Leases: 1990-2013

November 18, 2015 | Energy , Natural Resources

BLM has reduced the royalty rates on federal coal leases frequently during the last 25 years.... Read More

Coal Bonding: Time to Revisit Self-Bonding Requirements

November 09, 2015 | Energy , Natural Resources

For centuries, coal producers in the U.S. regularly abandoned their mines when on-site operations ended, leaving tens of thousands of... Read More

Better Targeting Conservation Spending: The 2014 Farm Bill

September 30, 2015 | Agriculture

Taxpayer dollars must be managed in a manner that produces measurable outcomes and the best return on investment. The United States... Read More

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April 28, 2017

A New Dawn at USDA

More than three months after Inauguration Day, the United States Department of Agriculture now has a... Read More

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