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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

November 9, 2012

By Mia Steinle

Oil and Gas Industry Loses Latest Round in Battle with SEC



Nuclear Energy In an attempt to combat corruption in resource-rich developing countries, two years ago Congress ordered U.S. corporations to disclose payments they make to foreign governments for the extraction of oil, gas and minerals. This week, the Securities and Exch

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

May 22, 2012

By Dana Liebelson

7 Types of Government Information that Would Benefit from Springtime Sunshine



dana liebelson Here in the District, spring is in the air! Rock Creek Park is abloom, the tourists are out on the Mall, there are mile-long lines to the food trucks, and the sun is shining. At POGO, when we see sunshine, we can't help but consider one of our favorite iss

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Topics: Contract Oversight, Energy and Natural Resources, National Security

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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.