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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 30, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Part Two of BP Oil Spill Trial Begins Today



Oil Rig The second part of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill trial begins today in New Orleans after a brief summer hiatus. The culpability of government contractors BP, Halliburton, and Transocean will be investigated during the trial.

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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

August 22, 2013

By Jana Persky

POGO's Transparency Efforts Taking It to Ghana



Mia Steinle Through the years, our work has taken us to Europe, Asia and South America. Next week, we’ll add Africa to the list when Project On Government Oversight investigator Mia Steinle travels to Ghana thanks to a Ford Foundation grant.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

July 26, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Halliburton Pleads Guilty to Destroying Evidence



An Explosion at a BP Oil Rig in the Gulf of Mexico Halliburton pleaded guilty to destroying evidence pertaining to the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster, which killed 11 men and triggered a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. POGO has obtained the criminal information outlining the governm

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

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Mia Steinle talks about POGO's involvement in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and the hurdles to increased transparency for oil, gas and hard rock minerals here in the U.S.