Archivo febrero, 2012

The fight is on! Anti-poverty and financial transparency campaigners take on big oil

By Ian Gary Ian Gary is Senior Policy Manager for Extractive Industries at Oxfam America. Cross posted with permission from Oxfam America’s Politics of Poverty blog. In the first Star Wars movie, Luke Skywalker and friends somehow blew up the Death Star. That’s a bit how we felt in 2010 when after years of fighting we got a...

The transparent hypocrisy of big oil

The yawning gap between the transparency rhetoric of companies and the reality of their actions has never been more apparent than it is now. By Ian Gary Ian Gary is Senior Policy Manager for Extractive Industries at Oxfam America. Cross posted with permission from Oxfam America’s Politics of Poverty blog. The oil and gas industry loves to...

By the numbers—the fight for oil and mining company transparency

By Ian Gary Ian Gary is Senior Policy Manager for Extractive Industries at Oxfam America. Cross posted with permission from Oxfam America’s Politics of Poverty blog. 1504   Section in Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act requiring companies to disclose taxes, royalties, and other payments made to the US and foreign governments 1.5 billion  People living on less than $2 a...