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…

Oxfam America present oral arguments in case against SEC

This post originally appeared on www.publishwhatyoupay.org In 2010, President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Act, section 1504 of which obliges all extractive companies listed in the US to publicly disclose the payments they make to governments around the world. Five years on, despite inspiring similar legislation by other jurisdictions around the world, this law has yet to come into…

Are you for Big Oil or Big Data?

CSOs Put Limited Data to Good Use, Call for Project-Level Reporting What most profoundly distinguishes American Petroleum Institute (API) from civil society organizations in resource-rich countries working to make a more transparent and accountable extractives sector? (Hint: the answer we’re looking for is not “the ability to pay for an army of high-priced lawyers” – although that works too.) Put…

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…