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Tell the Interior Department You Support EITI

gastanker_lens_envy_350.jpgEvery year, trillions of dollars are generated worldwide by the industries that extract natural resources through mining or drilling. This often happens on public land—but how much from the sale of those natural resources benefits the public and how much enriches corporate coffers?

An international initiative is helping answer that important question. The good news is that the U.S. wants to be the 40th country to participate.

It’s called the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, or EITI. In short, EITI makes it easier to track the money industries make from the sale of the public’s natural resources, such as oil, coal, natural gas and hard rock minerals.

Let the Interior Department know that you think the public deserves 100 percent transparency on where the revenue from the public’s natural resources goes.


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Dear [Decision Maker],

I support the U.S. application to join the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. The public deserves to know exactly how much money comes from natural resources on public lands, and exactly where that money goes.

The reporting standards for extractive industries need to be high and remain high.

Thank you for supporting this initiative, and I look forward to when the U.S. formally joins.

[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]