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||Help scientists avoid conflicts of interest with coal, oil and gas companies
||Analyze data from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and create an Excel spreadsheet that will be used by the USGS Ethics Office to determine what financial investments could pose conflicts of interest for scientists and other employees.
||Data analysis, Research
||Review and analyze over 13,000 line items of data from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM). The final product will be an Excel spreadsheet that:
1) Identifies by name companies that lease Federal land from the Department of the Interior for coal, oil and gas exploration and development;
2) Lists the amount of acreage leased by each company and identifies the leased acreage in the categories of coal, offshore oil/gas, and onshore oil/gas;
3) Indicates which companies are publicly traded and which are privately owned; and
4) Lists the stock ticker symbols of all publicly traded companies.
Examples of spreadsheets from prior years will be provided as guidance.
This project is with the Ethics Office at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), a bureau of the Department of the Interior.
||The U.S.Geological Survey (USGS) serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life. More information about our mission is at www.usgs.gov.