Publish What You Pay

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”

Megaminer Newmont plans to comply with SEC Rules, says requirement "not onerous"

Nov 8, 2012

Newmont Mining, the third largest mining company in the world, by market capitalization, recently stated in a quarterly investor meeting, that it is not supporting a recent lawsuit against disclosure rules for Section 1504. They also indicated their support for transparency and reaffirmed their intent to comply with the rules, indicating that compliance with the rules is "not onerous" and represents a “de minimis requirement.”

UK Prime Minister calls on Europe to adopt US model on oil and mining sunshine law

Nov 2, 2012

WASHINGTON – British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has called for Europe to adopt oil and mining transparency rules that follow the model of landmark U.S. disclosure regulations adopted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in August. The SEC’s regulations implement Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the so-called “Cardin-Lugar Amendment.”

RELEASE: Oil Company Lawsuit Against US SEC Threatens EITI

Oct 23, 2012

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:

PWYP members condemn API and Chamber of Commerce pro-secrecy lawsuit

Oct 11, 2012

PWYP members condemned the API and Chamber of Commerce pro-secrecy lawsuit filed to overturn the SEC's implementing regulations for Section 1504 and the underlying statute as "ludicrous" "out-of-touch" and "contemptible". PWYP members have condemned the lawsuit, and called on companies to disassociate themselves from it. Excerpts from press releases are included: