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15 July 2010

Wall Street Reform Includes Big Steps on Oil and Mining Transparency

Author: Karin Lissakers - Director, Revenue Watch Institute

Among the historic Wall Street reforms approved today, Congress adopted a bipartisan measure requiring all companies registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission to report the amounts they pay to governments for access to oil, gas and...

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17 June 2010

Corporate Delegation to Haiti Seeks Opportunities to Engage in Long-term Reconstruction

Author: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center

A delegation, convened and hosted by the U.S. Chamber Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC), CHF International, Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (AACCLA), and Executives Without Borders, met last week with leaders from...

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31 May 2010

[PDF] Think globally, sue locally: Out-of-court tactics employed by plaintiffs, their lawyers, and their advocates in transnational tort cases

Author: Jonathan Drimmer, Steptoe & Johnson, released by U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform

Over the past 15 years, there has been a sharp rise in lawsuits brought against United States companies, as well as foreign companies with a substantial U.S. presence, that are premised on alleged personal or environmental injuries that occur overseas....

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24 February 2010

[PDF] Keynote Address - “Engaging Business: Addressing Respect for Human Rights” - Atlanta; sponsored by US Council for Intl. Business, US Chamber of Commerce, Intl. Organization of Employers

Author: UN Special Representative on business & human rights John Ruggie

[sponsored by US Council for Intl. Business, US Chamber of Commerce, Intl. Organization of Employers] The business and human rights agenda has moved rapidly since 2005, and in a constructive direction that business itself has found helpful. Today...I...

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29 September 2009

Rift at U.S. Chamber of Commerce over climate change

Author: John O'Callaghan, Reuters

The fight over climate change has spread to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where prominent members...including Nike, Johnson & Johnson and Exelon -- are publicly disputing the group's stance on global warming legislation...Exelon Corp, announced.....

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23 September 2009

PG&E quitting U.S. Chamber over climate change views

Author: Braden Reddall, Reuters

California utility company PG&E Corp said it is quitting the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in protest over the business lobby group's "extreme" position on climate change. The Chamber has pushed for public hearings to challenge the scientific evidence...

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25 August 2009

Chamber Threatens Lawsuit if EPA Rejects Climate Science 'Trial' [USA]

Author: Michael Burnham, ClimateWire, in New York Times

The nation's largest business group is asking U.S. EPA to hold a public debate on climate change science -- or face litigation -- as the agency prepares to regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act... "They don't have the science to...

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25 August 2009

Memo to Alcoa, Kodak, IBM, Nike, Pepsi, Toyota et al.: Luddite U.S. Chamber of Commerce seeks “the Scopes monkey trial of the 21st century” on global warming

Author: Climate Progress [USA]

Who ever could have imagined that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce would publicly — and proudly — equate climate science with evolution and their denial with a belief in creationism? Time now for the major businesses on the Chamber’s board to speak up...

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25 August 2009

US Chamber of Commerce demands that environment agency put climate change science on "trial"

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25 August 2009

[PDF] Supplemental Statement in Support of Petition for EPA to Conduct Its Endangerment Finding Proceeding on the Record

Author: US Chamber of Commerce

[submission arguing that US Environmental Protection Agency should conduct full hearing on the record on science of climate change]

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