Latest failure in oil industry efforts to blunt global payment disclosure momentum
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WASHINGTON, DC – Prominent members of Congress submitted legal briefs this week to the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to defend a landmark transparency law against an oil industry lawsuit.
Ten years ago, the global coalition Publish What You Pay helped to start a worldwide initiative to tackle corruption in the extractive industries. In the Middle East and North Africa, that is still a big challenge.
Today the Publish What You Pay coalition together with Friends of the Earth Europe launched a Europe-wide advert in the Financial Times calling on the European Union to seize a historic opportunity to pass European transparency laws for oil, gas, mining and logging companies.
The laws would ensure that citizens and investors are able to benefit from greater transparency in natural resource deals struck between companies and governments around the world.
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As the International Board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) meets in Lusaka, Zambia this week to discuss the future of the initiative, the Publish What You Pay United States coalition takes the following position:
As EITI Civil Society Board Members head to Lusaka for these crucial negotiations on the future of the EITI, we are extremely disappointed that the American Petroleum Institu
Publish What You Pay, the global civil society campaign for transparency in the extractive industries, warmly welcomed the strong stance on the European Union’s company reporting rules announced today by UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Business Minister Jo Swinson.
Washington, D.C — After one year of unlawful delay, Publish What You Pay U.S.
Schapiro must schedule vote on oil, mining payment disclosure rule
Washington, DC – International humanitarian organization Oxfam America called on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Mary Schapiro to schedule a meeting now of the SEC to vote on and issue final rules for the oil, gas and mining transparency provision of the Dodd-Frank Act.