Publish What You Pay

“The Transparency Revolution”: Will the United States match commitments by the United Kingdom to combat corruption?

Feb 3, 2014

In a recent speech at the 2013 Open Government Partnership (OGP) Summit, I was pleased to hear that British Prime Minister David Cameron announced that the UK was making several important commitments in the country’s new National Action Plan (NAP) to increase transparency and combat corruption.



RELEASE: Investors & Congress call on the SEC to swiftly deliver strong rules

Sep 3, 2013

The US must maintain its leadership role in anti-corruption efforts

WASHINGTON, DC – Senators and investor groups are urging the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to act quickly in releasing a new rule for Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Also known as the “Cardin-Lugar” provision, this law requires US-listed oil, gas and mining companies to publicly disclose payments to US and foreign governments on a country-by-country and project level basis.



PWYP disagrees with US Court on oil and mining transparency rule

Jul 8, 2013

Publish What You Pay, the global network campaigning for greater openness in the extractive sector, expressed both disappointment and disagreement with a US District Court ruling last week which orders the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to look again at its final rule implementing section 1504 of the US Dodd Frank Act.



PWYP applauds historic EU Parliament transparency vote as Canada announces similar plans

Jun 12, 2013

Publish What You Pay, the global civil society coalition working for transparency and accountability in the world’s extractive industries, welcomed today’s historic plenary vote in the European Parliament in favour of new EU Transparency and Accounting Directives. The coalition also welcomed Canada’s announcement that it will establish new mandatory reporting standards for Canadian extractive companies.



Appeals Court dismisses oil industry attack on landmark sunshine law

Apr 26, 2013

Latest failure in oil industry efforts to blunt global payment disclosure momentum



POGO’s Danielle Brian named U.S. EITI Advisory Committee civil society co-chai

Apr 17, 2013

Will help implement international extractive industry reporting standards

WASHINGTON — A federal advisory committee seeking to implement international extractive industry reporting standards, has approved the selection of open government advocate Danielle Brian for a co-chair position.



Citizens groups applaud SEC for strong defense of landmark sunshine law

Mar 22, 2013

Groups continue to call for oil industry to drop anti-transparency lawsuit



RELEASE: Norway’s national oil company Statoil withholds support from US anti-transparency lawsuit

Feb 8, 2013

Norwegian state-owned oil company Statoil has formally distanced itself from a U.S. oil industry lawsuit that seeks to scrap a landmark transparency and anti-corruption law established in the United States.



Congress joins the fight against Big Oil’s anti-transparency lawsuit

Jan 18, 2013

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. The law, supported by the global Publish What You Pay (PWYP) coalition, requires oil and mining companies to publish their payments to the U.S. and foreign governments for resource extraction. PWYP member Oxfam America has also filed a brief as an intervenor in the lawsuit.



SEC rejects oil industry attempt to delay transparency rules

Nov 9, 2012

Finds claims of irreparable harm “speculative and unsupported by evidence”



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