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December 19, 2013

By Mia Steinle

U.S. Submits Transparency Plan for International Approval



EITI The U.S. candidacy application to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative has been submitted, which means the public is one step closer to understanding how the extractive industries impact their communities, the environment, and the economy.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

December 4, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Podcast: Exploring Transparency for Oil and Gas Extraction



Danielle Brian at an EITI Meeting In this podcast, POGO’s Mia Steinle talks about POGO's involvement in EITI and the hurdles the initiative faces in its goal of increased royalty transparency for oil, gas and hard rock minerals.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

November 1, 2013

By Danielle Brian

In Wake of Snowden Disclosures, Obama Must Strengthen U.S. Commitment to Openness, Accountability



Capitol Building Statement of Danielle Brian, Executive Director, Project On Government Oversight On Thursday, the White House released a preview of its second National Action Plan for the international Open Government Partnership, whose mission is to increase openness

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Topics: Open Government

September 30, 2013

By Mia Steinle

POGO and Allies Urge Senate Not to Undercut Transparency Measures



U.S. Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee Emblem The Project On Government Oversight has joined a coalition of transparency advocates urging the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to pass legislation that doesn’t undermine national and global transparency standard.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

September 24, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

U.S. Seeks to Join International Transparency Initiative



EITI In early 2014, the U.S. will submit its application to join the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, a 39-country standard intended to increase the amount of information drilling and mining industries make available to the public.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

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