WRI Digest: Congress and Trump Gut Fossil Fuel Disclosure Rules

President Trump signed a bill scrapping rules that required oil, natural gas and mineral extraction companies to report payments to foreign governments. Gaia Larsen and Peter Veit explain the implications for corruption, poverty and insecurity. Learn more.

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In Nigeria, the percentage of people in poverty has doubled since the 1980s despite the fact that the country received hundreds of billions of dollars in oil-related revenue. Photo by Melvin “Buddy” Baker/Flickr

Unpacking 15 Years of Indonesian Forest Fires to Squelch Them

Nearly all forest fires in Indonesia are human-caused. Global Forest Watch data reveals where they’ve ignited over the past 15 years, shedding light on how to squelch the problem. Learn more.

In this episode of the WRI Podcast, WRI energy experts Lily Odarno and Sanjoy Sanyal discuss how advances in data, technology and finance can bring power to the 600 million sub-Saharan Africans who lack it. Learn more.

STATEMENT: WRI Reacts to Senate Confirmation of Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator

“As one of the most controversial nominees ever to lead EPA, Scott Pruitt has far to go to prove he would work on behalf of all Americans, not just industry.” – Andrew Steer, President & CEO, WRI Learn more.