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Pentagon Hides Pentagon-Commissioned Study That Told Them How to Save $125 Billion

December 06, 2016 | National Security

Pentagon Hides Pentagon-Commissioned Study That Told Them How to Save $125 Billion Just in time for the release of a draft Continuing Resolution to keep the federal government working past Friday, the Washington Post... Read More

Conference Report: NDAA (FY 2017) - Analysis Blog

December 01, 2016 | National Security

Conference Report: NDAA (FY 2017) - Analysis Blog The massive piece of compromise legislation that sets Pentagon policy for Fiscal Year 2017 was just released to the public... Read More

Cutting the Tongass Timber Plan Down to Size

September 27, 2016 | Energy , Natural Resources

Cutting the Tongass Timber Plan Down to Size Recently, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) took another step toward finalizing an amendment to its plan for managing the Tongass National... Read More

Covering Costs of Cleaning Up Coal Mines

August 09, 2016 | Energy , Natural Resources

Covering Costs of Cleaning Up Coal Mines The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), in a new policy advisory to states on surface coal mining, says that coal... Read More

Senate Considers FY17 Defense Authorization Bill

June 08, 2016 | Budget & Tax , National Security

Senate Considers FY17 Defense Authorization Bill Just when we thought some fiscally responsible ideas might be bubbling to the top in the United States Senate, our hopes have been dashed... Read More

Showers of Cash for Pentagon Contractors

Showers of Cash for Pentagon Contractors Granted, we’re writing this on the East Coast where the weather has been particularly wretched this Spring. We’re getting tired of all this... Read More

Inspector General Calls on DOE to Cut Clean Coal Funding

May 02, 2016 | Energy

Inspector General Calls on DOE to Cut Clean Coal Funding On Friday, the Office of Inspector General at the Department of Energy (DOE) released an unusually urgent report underscoring a number of... Read More

New GAO Report on Tongass Timber Management

April 28, 2016 | Natural Resources

New GAO Report on Tongass Timber Management The USFS reports that its Tongass timber program cost taxpayers $11.4 million/year from 2005 and 2014 – a total of $114 million.... Read More

Congress Should Stop Blocking Base Closure

April 15, 2016 | National Security

Congress Should Stop Blocking Base Closure On April 12th, the Pentagon transmitted a report to the Congress that lays out its excess “infrastructure capacity” – in other words, how... Read More

Peabody Declares Bankruptcy, Could Leave Clean-Up Costs to Taxpayers

April 14, 2016 | Energy , Natural Resources

Peabody Declares Bankruptcy, Could Leave Clean-Up Costs to Taxpayers The largest U.S. coal company declared bankruptcy Wednesday, potentially leaving $1.4 billion in clean-up costs to taxpayers.... Read More

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Weekly Wastebasket

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December 02, 2016

Wasted Gas Giveaway

Part of President-elect Trump’s pitch was that he could run government more efficiently, with less waste by... Read More

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U.S. Coal to Germany

The Unaffordable F-35

The President’s Budget for FY2015

The President's proposed budget for fiscal year 2015 is out. Get the facts and see our analysis.

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