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US Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Advisory Committee Public Information Meeting

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US Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Advisory Committee Public Information Meeting

Time: October 22, 2013 from 4pm to 7pm
Location: Anchorage, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management/Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Building, Centerpoint Financial Center
Street: 3801 Centerpoint Drive, 1st Floor, Suite 100
City/Town: Anchorage, AK 99503
Website or Map: http://www.doi.gov/EITI/index…
Event Type: public, outreach, event
Organized By: Misty Seemans
Latest Activity: Sep 15, 2013

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Event Description

In September and October, the US Department of the Interior is hosting public information sessions throughout the country regarding the US Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). This is part of an effort to make the public aware of a set of international standards promoting increased transparency of the extractive industries, called the EITI. In the past, the US has encouraged other mineral rich states to adopt the EITI, and now the US plans to practice what it's preached. By the end of this year, the US hopes to apply to become an EITI-conforming country and make sure that the American public receives every dollar due in federal revenues for the extraction of natural resources.

With the benefits of extractive resources come responsibilities, and the US EITI committee wants to hear from the communities most affected by extractive resources to ensure this policy will help the American public in real, meaningful ways. At the public outreach meetings, US EITI committee members will provide an overview of the US EITI and gather public comments, which will inform the application to the international EITI Secretariat this December.

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US EITI Public Information Dates & Locations:

9/24/2013, 4-7 p.m., New Orleans, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management/Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Building, 1201 Elmwood Park Blvd., Room 125, New Orleans, LA 70123

9/24/2013, 4-7 p.m., Houston, Fire Fighters Conference Center, The Greer & Lowdermilk Conference Center, 4225 Interwood North Pkwy., Houston, TX 77032

10/2/2013, 3-5 p.m., Washington, D.C., ***WEBINAR***, Department of the Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue, 1849 C Street NW, Conference Room 4208, Washington, DC 20240

10/10/2013, 4-7 p.m., Pittsburgh, Appalachian Region, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Building, 3 Parkway Center, Conference Room, 2nd floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15220

10/22/2013, 4-7 p.m., Denver, Office of Natural Resources Revenue Auditorium, Denver Federal Center Building 85-A, West 6th Avenue and Kipling Street, Lakewood, CO 80225 (must enter through the visitor entrance Gate 1)

10/22/2013, 4-7 p.m., Anchorage, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management/Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Building, Centerpoint Financial Center, 3801 Centerpoint Drive, 1st Floor, Suite 100, Anchorage, AK 99503

Please do not hesitate to email the US EITI Civil Society Coordinator at mseemans@pwypusa.org with any questions.

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