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$33k-per-month federal anti-waste consultant sues government for $10m

By Luke Rosiak | 09/30/14 05:00 AM

$33k-per-month federal anti-waste consultant sues government for $10m

A consultant who was paid lavishly by the government to identify waste was found to have received contracts improperly and is now suing the government for $10 million.
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Policy: Law

Energy group claims enviros suing more often, not less, despite 2011 deal

By Mark Tapscott | 09/30/14 05:00 AM

Energy group claims enviros suing more often, not less, despite 2011 deal

Two environmental nonprofits are launching more Endangered Species Act lawsuits now than they did before signing a 2011 agreement with the federal government to file fewer such actions, according to a study made public Monday by an energy industry advocacy group.
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Watchdog: Follow the Money

One-third of 'disadvantaged' contracting dollars going to firms that are no longer disadvantaged

By Luke Rosiak | 09/30/14 05:00 AM

One-third of 'disadvantaged' contracting dollars going to firms that are no longer disadvantaged

Nearly one in three dollars that the federal government uses to meet its quota for buying from "disadvantaged" businesses didn't actually go to such firms, usually instead going to ones that were once in the training-wheels program, but have since outgrown it.
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