At a time of record high gasoline prices and record oil company profits, American taxpayers get stuck with the bill. At the pump, consumers can witness how they fill up the coffers of the oil companies. But there is another, more insidious, way that Big Oil is sticking it to the taxpayers.
While the Big Oil companies are drilling and mining on federal lands, they systematically cheat the federal government by under-paying the royalties owed to the American people.
The Oil Accountability Project was established on behalf of the whistleblowers who are trying to uncover the corruption, collusion and systemic under-reporting of natural resources that the big oil and gas companies extract from public lands.
This site will serve as a clearinghouse for information about the ongoing crisis in the management of the public’s resources.