19 thoughts on “Azerbaijan dictatorship, Big Oil and British politicians

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  2. Over 1.5 billion people live on less than $2 a day in poor countries that are rich in natural resources, and they want to know: Where does that money go? Armed with that information, communities could fight corruption and hold their governments accountable for improving the lives of the poor.

    Transparency is the law – a law Oxfam supporters helped pass – but Big Oil companies are doing everything they can to try and keep their secrets, including suing the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to stop this law from being enforced.

    Enough is enough. People in poor communities deserve to know where the money made from oil in their own backyards is going. Tell Congress: Don’t let the SEC cave to Big Oil, stand up for transparency!

    Thanks for all you do!

    Bob Fertik
    Oxfam America

    Friend –

    Stop the war on transparency.

    When it comes to national resources, communities in poverty deserve transparency. Big Oil is trying to make sure they don’t get it.

    Tell Congress: Stand up to Big Oil!

    TAKE ACTION
    Big Oil is fighting back against crucial transparency legislation – and we can’t let them win.

    After years of hard work, activists like you helped pass a ground-breaking transparency law that would force oil companies to disclose their payments to foreign governments. This law can make a huge difference for communities in poverty in resource-rich areas… but Big Oil is fighting tooth and nail to make sure it doesn’t get enacted.

    In fact, Big Oil actually sued the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to block implementation of the law and keep communities in the dark. And now, a court has sent the implementing regulations back to the SEC for revisions. Communities in poverty are counting on this law – we need to pressure Congress and the SEC to make sure that it gets enforced, no matter what tricks Big Oil tries to play.

    Tell Congress not to give in to Big Oil’s bullying – Pressure the SEC to stand firm for transparency laws >>

    Citizens in oil- and mineral-rich countries have the right to know how much money oil companies are paying their governments, so they can fight corruption and hold their governments accountable for spending public money on fighting poverty.

    We’ve been fighting for this transparency law for years – it could go a long way to help people in poor communities get the tools they need to improve their lives. Don’t let Big Oil bully Congress and the SEC into keeping their latest deals secret – take action right now.

    Add your name and tell Congress: Stand up to Big Oil and tell the SEC to enforce transparency laws.

    In a world as rich as ours, we can’t stand by and watch Big Oil companies strip people of their rights. Thanks you for taking action now to continue this fight.

    Sincerely,

    Ian Gary
    Senior Policy Manager, Extractive Industries
    Oxfam America

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