ONE Act a Week: Thank Sens. Cardin, Lugar and Leahy for their work against corruption

Action: 57. Time: 5 minutes. Level of difficulty: Easy.

SEC Petition4 2.23.12

Last week, the US made a major advancement in the fight against corruption in the oil, gas and mining industry. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) finally voted to adopt the final rules implementing the Cardin-Lugar extractives transparency provision, which will require the 1,100 oil, gas and mining companies registered with the SEC to disclose their payments to US and foreign governments every year.

Caption: ONE members delivered 143,000 petition signatures to the SEC earlier this year

This could not have been possible without the hard work of Senators Pat Leahy, D-Vt., Dick Lugar, R-Ind., and Ben Cardin, D-Md., who introduced the Extractives Transparency Amendment or Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act. And that’s why we want you to join us and thanking them for keeping up the pressure on this rule.

Thank them by tweeting this message to them (click on this link to tweet):
Thanks @SenatorCardin @SenatorLeahy & @senatorlugar for leading the way on transparency in the oil & gas industry. Let’s go global!

Read more about the SEC ruling here.

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