July 21, 2010
Extractive Industries Will Be Required to Disclose Payments to Governments
by Robert Kropp
A provision in the financial reform bill requires energy and mining companies to report payments
they make in return for oil, gas, and minerals.
A significant provision of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that
President Obama is likely to sign into law this week seems to have gone largely unnoticed by the
mainstream press, but is of importance to sustainable investors and others who consider corporate
transparency to be essential to the best interest of their portfolios in the long term.