It took nine years of fighting for money the government insisted it wasn't owed. It probably cost him his job, too. But last week, former federal auditor Bobby Maxwell and the Justice Department finally reached a $26 million settlement with Anadarko Petroleum over underpaid royalties on oil leases ... More >>
Philip Van CiseThis week's cover story, "A Dam Shame," looks into the controversy generated by a state dam inspector named John Redding, who raised concerns about ethical violations inside the Colorado Department of Natural Resources--and ended up paying a high price for his concern. People w ... More >>
How government watchdogs became the energy industry's party animals
Who’s the bigger bully — the smartass attorney who scorched the Denver Fire Department, or the fussbudget judge who threw out the verdict?
"Government is doing less, so the companies can do more -- more cooking of the books." That's Bobby Maxwell, a former auditor for the federal Minerals Management Service, explaining how major oil and gas companies have been able to rip off the taxpayers for millions in underpaid royalties on energ ... More >>
Tycoon Jack Grynberg says the energy industry has stolen millions from him -- and billions from the government. What if he's right?
He took on big energy companies and won. So why did the feds fire him?
How the people of Overland Park were forced to live next door to a radioactive "monolith"-- by the Environmental Protection Agency.