The Wall Street Journal’s bogus logic on Dodd-Frank and Vladimir Putin

This post originally appeared on Oxfam’s Politics of Poverty blog. I thought I had heard every possible doomsday scenario guaranteed to result from greater transparency in the extractives sector in the nearly four years since President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Act into law. It appears I was wrong. The WSJ’s reasoning was essentially this: by requiring oil, gas and mining…

U.S. Senate calls on the SEC to schedule a rulemaking for transparency law – May 7, 2014

13 Senators have called on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to promptly schedule a rulemaking for Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Section 1504 requires all oil, gas and mining companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges to publicly disclose their payments to governments for natural resource activities. Read the full press release here.