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May 7, 2013

By Mia Steinle

Transparency on Oil, Gas, Coal Revenues Moving Forward



Oil Rig The U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative decided that it will include oil, gas, and coal royalties on federal lands in it scope. Other revenues, resources, and lands are still up for discussion among members of industry, government, and civil

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

April 10, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Participate in Extractive Industries Transparency Meeting



Energy and Natural Resources Tomorrow the U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative will meet for the second time and the public is encouraged to call in to listen to the meeting and speak during the public remarks section.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

April 9, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Former Nuclear Regulator Says All Reactors Have Unfixable Flaw



Gregory Jaczko A major safety problem in all 104 nuclear power reactors in the U.S. cannot be fixed and must be replaced with newer technology, according to Gregory Jaczko, the former chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

March 28, 2013

By Mia Steinle

SEC Stands Firm as Industry Tries to Un-Do Transparency Law



Oil Rig As natural resources companies wage a legal battle against a new regulation that calls for more revenue reporting, the Securities and Exchange Commission has stood its ground, firmly rejecting industry’s anti-transparency arguments.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

March 8, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Contractor at Hanford Nuclear Waste Project Admits Fraud



Hanford Nuclear Waste Complex A “key contractor” involved in the construction of a nuclear waste processing plant in Hanford, Wash., admitted to criminal time card fraud, according to an article in the Los Angeles Times.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

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