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March 1, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

House Report Highlights Need for Inspector General Nominations



Department of the Interior The watchdog office overseeing the department that manages the nation’s public lands and natural resources has been rendered toothless for over 1,400 days.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

February 26, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Advocates Fight Oil Companies on Transparency



Oil Rig Major oil companies should stop fighting transparency laws that force extractive industries to disclose payments to governments, said Dominic Eagleton of Global Witness in an op-ed in The Huffington Post.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

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 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

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