Lying to Make Corruption Easier: Our Elected Representatives Hard at Work

Last month, President Trump signed his first significant piece of legislation in to law, which has the effect of enabling corruption and secrecy in an . . .

A Vote for Corruption

The events of last week lead many to the conclusion that America’s democracy is being destroyed. But I came to the realization that the American . . .

Congress Takes Steps to Gut Anti-Corruption Rules and Enable Crony Capitalism

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In the latest boon to big oil, Congress is planning to introduce a resolution next week to undo a landmark anti-corruption rule that shines a light on the revenues foreign governments receive from oil, gas and mining companies. The extractive transparency rule, known as “Section 1504,” was passed in the bipartisan Cardin-Lugar Amendment in 2010. One of its key purposes is to deter corruption and crony capitalism in business deals with foreign governments, leveling the playing field for American businesses.

NAM v. SEC: Corporations Can Say As Much As They Want and Only What They Want

Since 2010, companies were required to disclose whether they obtained minerals from conflict zones in central Africa under the Dodd-Frank Consumer Protection Act. Last week, . . .

What Does Chiquita Have to Hide?

Chiquita has been fighting to block the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) from releasing documents detailing the payments that Chiquita made to paramilitary terrorists in . . .

Arguing for Transparency, With a Cheering Section

As a lawyer, you know you’re on the right side of justice when there are several dozen smiling young people wearing bright clothing and buttons . . .

Oil companies caught cheating; what else are they hiding?

Discarded barrels in the Achuar region in Peru Over the past 15 years, oil companies have paid more than $3 billion to resolve charges that . . .

Publish What You Pay Rebuts Industry Claims, Argues for Strong New Transparency Rule

A few months ago, the oil lobby sent a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), demanding that transparency requirements be watered down in . . .

Big Oil Outfoxed as Civil Society and Mining Industry Score Big Win for Transparency in Canada

I was excited to see today that Canadian industry associations representing the world’s largest mining companies have endorsed regulations requiring fully public disclosure of companies’s . . .

Big Oil Uses Fiction, Not Fact, to Oppose New Transparency Rules

Are wild claims “facts”? Oil companies would like you to believe so. Spend some time perusing the avalanche of submissions that oil and gas companies . . .