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Sunshine Laws

What Is Sunshine Week and Why Does It Matter to You?

Although Sunshine Week sounds like something that Disney Princesses might celebrate, it is actually a significant event that affects almost everyone in the United States.

Oxfam Defends Transparency Law in Court

On January 16, 2013, Oxfam and several members of Congress submitted briefs with the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in response to the extractive industry’s legal attempt to overturn the Cardin-Lugar Amendment. Formally known as Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act, the provision would require every extractive company listed on the New York Stock Exchange to make public all its financial transactions with foreign governments, including those for rights to extract oil, gas, and minerals.