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…

Trump Administration Further Erodes US Leadership on Combatting Corruption

Download this press release as a pdf For Immediate Release: November 2, 2017 Contact: Jana Morgan, Director – jmorgan@pwypusa.org Mobile 703-795-8542 Office 202-496-1189 Trump Administration Further Erodes US Leadership on Combatting Corruption United States Withdraws from Global Transparency Initiative Washington, D.C. – Today the Department of the Interior (DOI) announced its decision to withdraw from the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative…

Interior Inspector General Misses Chance to Help Save USEITI

IG Report Ignores Industry Actions and Process Challenges That Threaten Transparency Initiative On June 7 and 8, the U.S. Department of the Interior was to host the twentieth meeting of a multi-stakeholder group (MSG) focused on increasing transparency in this country’s oil and mining sector through implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Standard. Those meetings did not happen….