As earlier reported US Senators have introduced a bill titled The Energy Security Through Transparency (ESTT) Act. The EITI International Secretariat has issued the following statement about the bill:
US Senators introduced on 23 September the The Energy Security Through Transparency (ESTT) Act.
At the 1st session of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) stated that he is preparing to introduce legislation to include US implementation of the EITI with bipartisan co-sponsors, including Senator Cardin (D-MD).
Panel Discussion: Senate Foreign Relations Staff Report on
The Petroleum and Poverty Paradox:
Assessing U.S. and International Community Efforts to Fight the Resource Curse
Speaking about the the proposed legislation in US Congress that aims to improve the transparency about revenues from resources, Chairman of the EITI, Dr Peter Eigen went on record saying the following: