Follow the Money
Standing at the pump, watching the numbers tick away, do you ever wonder where the money goes? You're not alone: People on the other end of the pipeline are wondering too. While we feel the pinch in our pockets, citizens of oil-producing countries are often not seeing the profits.
So where is your gas money going? Backroom deals. Secret payments to foreign governments.
A bill now in Congress would help protect poor people by making oil, gas, and mining companies open their books – but industry lobbyists are fighting it.
Tell Congress: No more secret payments! Poor communities have a right to follow the money – and to call for a fair share for schools, health care, and jobs.
Take Action through the website link above.
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