PWYP-U.S. and Global Witness Call for the U.S. to Renew its Leadership on Landmark Extractive Industry Transparency Law on the 5th Anniversary of the Dodd – Frank Act – July 15, 2015

On the 5th Anniversary of Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act, Publish What You Pay U.S. and Global Witness call on the U.S. government to renew its leadership in tackling corruption in the oil, gas and mining sector by moving forward with strong implementation of Section 1504. Obstruction by big oil has delayed the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rule…

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.

Civil society around the world calls on the SEC to reissue implementing rule for Section 1504

544 PWYP members from around the world wrote to the SEC Chair, Mary Jo White, urging the Commission to reissue a strong implementing rule for Dodd-Frank 1504. You can view the letter – with all its signees – in PDF. The Honorable Mary Jo White Chair U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission 100 F Street NE Washington, DC 20549-1090 Monday, 14…

Publish What You Pay – United States Applauds EITI Acceptance of US Candidacy Application – March 20, 2014

Publish What You Pay (PWYP), the global network campaigning for greater openness in the extractive sector, welcomed yesterday’s announcement that the board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) has accepted the United States as a candidate country. With the acceptance of its candidacy application, the United States is one step closer to ensuring that its citizens have access to…

Coalition Urges Securities and Exchange Commission to Match Global Transparency Standard – March 19, 2014

Publish What You Pay (PWYP), the global network campaigning for greater openness in the extractive sector, urges the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to issue a strong rule on payment disclosures for oil, gas and mining companies. In a statement submitted to the SEC and a meeting with SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White yesterday, members of the PWYP coalition presented…

Investors & Congress call on the SEC to swiftly deliver strong rules – September 13, 2013

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…