Congressional Democrats say that once leadership power is
handed over to them, they'll go after the multi-billion-dollar royalties that
the big oil companies have escaped paying in recent years.
According to The
Associated Press, the oil companies may have dodged as much as $10 billion
in federal royalties because of a supposed typographical error on the lease
The Democrats hope to re-negotiate those leases, and also
hope to pass a federal price gouging law, The