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From Super PAC Millions to Lobbyist Billions

Posted by in Elect Democracy on 28th November, 2012 | 2 Comments

Illustration Credit: James T. PendergastOver $629 million in Super PAC spending in the 2012 election didn’t sway U.S. voters as significantly as expected, but in the coming months will the billions spent in corporate lobbying sway Congress?
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Is Chevron One Step Closer to “Doing Some Good” in Turkmenistan?

Posted by in World News & Events on 19th August, 2010 | No Comments

4643135470_aa5aceef28Earlier this week, the President of Turkmenistan announced a short list of companies from whom his country will accept proposals to develop two offshore blocks in the Caspian Sea.[i] Since President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov came to power nearly four years ago, Turkmenistan’s vast hydrocarbon reserves have been the source of intense lobbying by petroleum giants from around the globe. The efforts of four of these companies were rewarded, in part, this week. Not unexpectedly, Chevron is among the shortlisted companies, joined by ConocoPhilips, Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Development Co. and newcomer TX Oil Limited, chaired by Neil Bush, son of US President George H.W. Bush.
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Extractive Industry Transparency Now United States Law

Posted by in Featured on 26th July, 2010 | No Comments

Naing_HtooOn July 21, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act passed last week by the U.S. Senate that includes a landmark provision requiring disclosure of payments from oil and mining companies to governments around the world. For the first time, communities who live in resource-rich countries will know how much their governments receive annually, and on a project-by-project basis for the extraction of natural resources.
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