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The American Petroleum Institute today filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn U.S. law requiring oil, gas and mining companies to publish what they pay governments.

Kaufmann, a renowned expert on governance, brings to his new role deep practical experience helping countries plan and deliver reforms.

Background and analysis on the new SEC reporting rules for oil and mining companies making payments to governments.

The long-awaited SEC vote on final rules under the Dodd-Frank act is a huge milestone for transparency advocates, citizens and investors alike.

The Securities and Exchange Commission today at last issued the rules detailing how Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act will be carried out.

This morning's release of the rules governing Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act is only the beginning of our work for greater transparency.

Two years after the passage of U.S. financial reforms, regulators will finally issue new rules for transparency of oil, gas and mining payments.

Milestones and debates in the development of new oil and mining disclosure rules, from the U.S. House of Representatives to the widening global movement.

With final transparency rules due for oil company SEC reports, opponents to reform are stepping up dubious claims about the dangers of the new U.S. law.

The report provides a comprehensive overview of the mining and hydrocarbons industries in the Latin American region.

As the second anniversary of the Dodd-Frank reform act arrives, the SEC has finally set a vote date for oil and mining disclosure requirements.

Adnan Al-Janabi, head of Parliament's Oil and Energy Committee, discusses the petroleum law and oil's role in his country's future.

On the eve of a Tokyo conference, 13 U.S. lawmakers call for strong, transparent management of billions of dollars in minerals.

Updates from RWI's regional office on local foreign investment, Petrobras and expanded mining operations in Colombia.

Susan al-Saad of the Iraqi parliament recounts how an RWI workshop taught her to tackle problems from a different angle.

Nearly 60 U.S. lawmakers joined in a letter calling on the SEC to issue the final oil and mining reporting rules passed in the Dodd-Frank Act.

Suu Kyi praised the EITI secretariat's visit as a promising step towards democratic reform.

The organization is suing regulators over the one year delay issuing oil and mining disclosure rules passed in the Dodd-Frank Act.

Programmers and advocates shared gripes and wishes for better collaboration in a talk led by RWI and Harvard University.

RWI consultant Keith Myers reflects on the challenges facing Iraq's parliament in creating a post-dictator oil power structure.

At the OGP meeting in Brasilia, governments announced National Action Plans, including many concrete resource governance reforms.

Executives of oil trading firms expressed little enthusiasm for greater transparency in the sector.

The paper speculates that RWI's findings "could have significant implications for the publicity-shy commodities trading industry."

RWI releases new research revealing the importance of disclosures by national oil companies, a largely-hidden area of the global market.

Leaders at the OGP meeting, including RWI's President Karin Lissakers, describe the meaning of open government.