Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Hearing: to examine laws, policies, practices, and operations of the Department of the Interior (DOI) and Department of Energy (DOE) related to payments to their employees (including federal public land oil royalty and valuation policy advisors) from outside sources, (including the Project on Government Oversight); and to examine (a) the source of funds for such payments, (b) the relationship between those managing and overseeing the organization that made the payments and the individuals who received the payments, (c) the effect of the payments on programs, policies, and positions of such departments. (See also May 4, May 11, June 29, July 11, 2000, and House Report 106-801, Contempt of Congress; Report on the Refusals to Comply with Subpoenas Issued by the Committee on Resources, July 27, 2000.
Tuesday, July 25, 2000

Washington, D.C.


Hearing:
to examine laws, policies, practices, and operations of the Department of the Interior (DOI) and Department of Energy (DOE) related to payments to their employees (including federal public land oil royalty and valuation policy advisors) from outside sources, (including the Project on Government Oversight); and to examine (a) the source of funds for such payments, (b) the relationship between those managing and overseeing the organization that made the payments and the individuals who received the payments, (c) the effect of the payments on programs, policies, and positions of such departments. (See also May 4, May 11, June 29, July 11, 2000, and House Report 106-801, Contempt of Congress; Report on the Refusals to Comply with Subpoenas Issued by the Committee on Resources, July 27, 2000.


Panel One
  • Lon D. Packard, Esquire, Qui tam attorney for POGO and Danielle Brian Stockton
Panel Two
  • Paul G. Thompson, Esquire, General Accounting Office, detailed to
    Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
    (See also: S.Prt 106-55, Report on an Inquiry into Payments Made by the Project on Government Oversight to Two Federal Officials - 49 pages in PDF, a report made to the Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources.)
Panel Three
  • Mari R. Barr, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources,
    U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Eric J. Fygi, Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Department of Energy,
      accompanied by Susan Beard, Office of General Counsel

Continued from May 4, 2000, May 18, 2000, and July 11, 2000.

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