Appeals Court dismisses oil industry attack on landmark sunshine law

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US President Barack Obama (lejdd.fr Pic) WASHINGTON, DC – The Publish What You Pay US coalition cheered a decision by the US Court of Appeals to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds a lawsuit brought by the oil industry against a landmark oil, gas and mining payment disclosure law.  Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, the so-called “Cardin-Lugar” provision requires U.S. and foreign oil, gas and mining companies to publish payments to US and foreign governments in annual reports to the SEC.