PWYP-US Confirms Carly Oboth as Director

Coalition will benefit from Oboth’s continued leadership and experience as a transparency policy expert, advocate, and campaigner. The Publish What You Pay – United States (PWYP-US) coalition is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Carly Oboth to lead the coalition as Director. Oboth joined PWYP-US in July 2021 as the Interim Director following the departure of previous coalition Director,…

Global Transparency Initiative Concludes Another Board Meeting Without Holding Oil and Gas Companies Accountable

In a familiar pattern, the EITI Board punted substantive discussions about holding supporting companies accountable to its 2022 Board meeting. The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative’s (EITI) fall Board meeting concluded today, taking no meaningful action to hold supporting companies accountable for failing to meet core transparency standards.  This meeting follows the publication of EITI’s own assessment showing that 23% of…

Global Transparency Initiative Names Companies Failing to Meet Disclosure Expectations in line with International Oil, Gas and Mining Standard

EITI Board should bar representatives from delinquent companies like Exxon and Chevron from serving on the Board. Today, after months of pressure from PWYP-US, Oxfam America, other allies, and all civil society representatives on its Board, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) released a key annex underpinning its Assessment of adherence to the Expectations for EITI supporting companies detailing which of its Supporting Companies are failing to meet the…

Global Transparency Initiative Dismisses Formal Complaint Against Exxon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 1, 2021 (Washington, DC) Following yesterday’s extraordinary board meeting of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) to discuss the complaint that Publish What You Pay-United States (PWYP-US) filed against Exxon lobbyist Matthew Gobush, EITI Chair Helen Clark released a statement formally closing the complaint. While Chair Clark’s statement acknowledges that Gobush’s actions highlight an “underlying concern” about EITI-implementing countries compliance with…

Global Transparency Initiative Fails to Hold Exxon Accountable

PWYP-US will no longer engage with Initiative — Ongoing EITI process must ensure company compliance leading into October board meeting. (Washington, DC) Today, the Board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) demonstrated a lack of commitment to holding its board members accountable by refusing to remove Exxon’s representative, Matthew Gobush, from the Board for failing to meet EITI board…

Exxon To Face More Scrutiny at Upcoming Transparency Initiative Meeting

Board Chair of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative calls for an “exceptional” board meeting in response to civil society demand for removal of Exxon representative The Chair of the EITI Board has called for an “exceptional” board meeting to be held in two weeks time to discuss a formal complaint that Publish What You Pay – United States (PWYP-US) submitted…

PWYP-US Director Statement in Response to Biden Climate Finance Executive Order

The following is a statement by Kathleen Brophy, Director of Publish What You Pay–United States “PWYP-US welcomes the Biden Administration’s long-awaited executive order on climate-related financial risk and commends the President for this important step in addressing the long standing vulnerabilities in the domestic economy and financial system posed by climate-related financial risk.  I am especially pleased by the directives…