Statement from the Civil Society Representatives on the EITI International Board: Complaint from Publish What You Pay-US

This statement originally appeared on the EITI’s website. The international EITI Board met on 30 June to consider a complaint raised by Publish What You Pay–United States (PWYP-US) – concerning the activities of an alternate Board member from the oil and gas sub-constituency of EITI supporting companies. Civil society representatives on the EITI Board issued the statement below on 9 July,…

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…

Member Spotlight: EarthRights Eyes on Line 3

Policing Protests to Save a Pipeline: Eyes on Line 3 This post originally appeared on EarthRights International blog By Patrick Boyle and Deirdre Dlugoleski From Standing Rock to Line 3, water-protectors, climate activists, and local communities are resisting pipeline projects that threaten their wellbeing. A worrying trend suggests that extractive companies may be taking a page out of their own international…

Americans are tired of bankrolling Big Oil. Biden listened–will Congress?

This post originally appeared on Oxfam America’s Politics of Poverty blog. By Daniel Mulé For decades, the fossil fuel industry has enjoyed outlandish subsidies from taxpayers. Congress and the administration finally have the opportunity to stop the handouts, and address climate change, corporate power, and racial justice. Piling on to Big Oil’s very bad week, the Biden administration took steps today…

Member Spotlight: POGO Testimony on Holding the Oil and Gas Industry Accountable

The following post originally appeared on pogo.org Testimony of Tim Stretton, Policy Analyst Project on Government Oversight before the House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chair Porter, Ranking Member Gosar, and members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to testify today regarding the role extractive industries play in our nation’s economy, and the role the…

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…

EU Report: Still no problems with Cardin-Lugar

This post originally appeared on thelugarcenter.org By Jay Branegan The European Union recently released its latest review of the EU version of the Cardin-Lugar legislation that requires oil, gas and mining companies to report their payments to governments. The bottom line: the reporting requirements, which have been in place now for five years, have imposed no competitive harm on the…