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February 22, 2013

By Mia Steinle

Extractives Revenue Openness Initiative Holds First Meeting



Energy and Natural Resources Representatives from civil society, industry, and government came together last week to plan how to make the government’s collection of royalty payments from natural resources companies more transparent.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

February 11, 2013

By Andre Francisco

CNBC Looks at POGO's New SEC Report



CNBC Video on SEC Report CNBC reported today on our new report detailing the effects of the revolving door on regulation at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Topics: Financial Sector

February 11, 2013

By Mia Steinle

Former Oil Exec Says Industry Should Embrace Transparency



Oil Rig A former oil executive wrote in The Guardian that the EU should not back down in the face of industry attempts to water down proposed transparency laws.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

February 6, 2013

By Mia Steinle

POGO Joins Natural Resources Extraction Transparency Initiative



Nuclear Energy POGO Executive Director Danielle Brian will join a federal advisory committee that aims to ensure that the government and taxpayers are getting their fair share of revenues from natural resources that come from public lands.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

February 6, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Official Calls Open Government Obama’s 'Signature Governance Initiative'



Samantha Powers Speech President Obama’s “signature governance initiative” is the Open Government Partnership, according to Samantha Powers.

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Topics: Open Government

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