US Senators Introduce Energy Payment Transparency Bill

US Senators introduced on 23 September the The Energy Security Through Transparency (ESTT) Act. In a press release the bi-partisan group of five US Senators, Dick Lugar (R-IN), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Roger Wicker (R-MS), and Russ Feingold (D-WI) state that they introduced legislation in order "to reverse the “resource curse” by requiring companies to reveal payments made to U.S. and foreign governments for oil, gas and minerals.