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Department of the Interior

Put a Use clause in land and mineral leases

Right now there is plenty of leased land to exploration and developement. The problem happens when companies sit on leases without developement. No jobs are created. No resources are made available. If we can put a limit on how long a lease can be idle, we can spur some developement or lease the land to someone interested on delevopement.

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Department of the Treasury

Treat foreign taxes on oil as royalties

Oil companies historically worked with Middle East countries to pursuade potentates to change royalties on oil extracted by US companies into taxes. The result was of no consequence to foreign treasuries - they still got the same money - but the impact to the US Treasury was an enormous loss. The cost was not defined any longer as a cost of doing business, an overhead, but by being treated as a "tax" the amounts could... more »

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Department of State

NEGOTIATE VEHICLE OIL CHANGE FEE'S

We should stop paying approximately $30.00 - $50.00 for each government vehicle oil change for an estimated fleet of 600,000 vehicles government wide. Currently, we use hundreds of oil change facilities including national brands, car dealerships, etc. I recommend that we negotiate flat rate fee's for individual oil changes at 3-5 national brands and implement guidance for using these brands. If a designated brand... more »

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