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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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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...
[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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[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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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.....
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...
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...
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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[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]