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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

October 21, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Inconsistent Oversight at Nation's Nuclear Plants



Nuclear Energy The government agency in charge of regulating and overseeing nuclear plants, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), was found to have extremely inconsistent numbers of violations between the country’s four regions.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

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

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