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Groups call for expulsion of Exxon and Chevron from anti-corruption group

Joe Mont | February 8, 2018

A coalition of U.S civil society organizations is demanding that Exxon and Chevron have their membership in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Board revoked for actions that “constitute violations of the EITI Code of Conduct and, as such, are grounds for their immediate removal.”

EITI is an organization that sets global standard for the good governance of oil, gas and mineral resources. Its focus in on key governance issues in the extractive sectors. Among those signing the Feb. 7 letter were representatives of the: Project on Government Oversight; Pipeline Safety Coalition; Global Witness; and Publish What You Pay.

The NGOS identify both a political backdrop and specific actions that form the basis of their complaints. In November, as part of his deregulatory agenda, President announced that the U.S. would remove itself from EITI and no longer enforce its standards, declaring that the international guidelines....

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