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Extractive Industry

Rosia Montana: Of Roman Mines, Eco-Anarchists, and Corporate Power

Adam Cernea Clark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Adam Cernea Clark

While the press / government machinery appears to be waging a proxy war for the project on the domestic field, RMGC appears to be publically bullying the sovereign state of Romania.

A Blow Against Corruption as Oil, Gas and Mining Global Transparency Advances

Frank Vogl | Posted 06.22.2013 | World
Frank Vogl

Shining a bright light on the global operations of major multinational corporations, including details of the cash they pay to foreign governments, will not end corruption. But, it is a very good start on a long and vital journey.

Why Oil Exporting Countries Need Transparency

Raymond Baker | Posted 04.15.2012 | World
Raymond Baker

We've compiled a slideshow of the top 10 oil exporting countries and listed the cost that corruption and financial opacity has on each country's economy.

Prosper or Plunder? Extractive Industries' Checkered Past With Development

Rebecca Harris | Posted 11.30.2011 | World
Rebecca Harris

The U.S. implementation of EITI is an important milestone, as for each success story of well-managed natural resource wealth lifting a country out of poverty, seemingly endless counterexamples exist.

World Bank Gives South Africa Lumps of Coal

Lori Pottinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lori Pottinger

In case you didn't catch it, the World Bank's top official for Africa just thumbed her nose at the dozens of renewable energy companies lining up to build clean energy in Africa's dirtiest economy.

Breaking the Resource Curse: Concession Negotiation in Liberia

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Arlene M. Roberts

Sub-Saharan Africa possesses some of the highest concentrations of natural resources. Yet, for all the mining and extraction, relatively precious few of the benefits trickle down to its citizens.