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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

July 2, 2013

By Michael Smallberg

Judge Throws Out SEC Resource Transparency Rule



Oil Drill A federal judge has thrown out a rule that required companies to disclose payments made to U.S. and foreign governments for the extraction of oil, natural gas, and minerals.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

June 28, 2013

By Jana Persky

Video: Getting Our Fair Share from Natural Resources



EITI Video Too often, people in resource-rich countries are left in poverty even as their governments bring in enormous revenues from the extraction of natural resources. To combat this problem, many countries have adopted the Extractive Industries Transparency Initi

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

June 21, 2013

By Mia Steinle

Natural Resource Transparency Must Include Local Governments



Energy and Natural Resources Groups that represent the interests of citizens, investors, unions, and others are championing greater openness from local governments as the United States implements the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

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