Weekly Watchdog 1/26/12

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Excerpts from this story referencing "Ghana":

"… erlooks tattered environmental safety netThe Jubilee offshore oil field in Ghana has proven a blessing for investors and curse for locals. Even as the fiel …"

"… ists, official silence surrounding a November 2011 spill was evidence that Ghana lacked the ability to properly oversee offshore oil operations. Located al …"

"… oversee offshore oil operations. Located along Africa’s Atlantic Coast, Ghana is slipping down the same unregulated slope as other countries that hug th …"

West Africa oil boom overlooks tattered environmental safety net

By Christiane Badgley

Industry regulation and disaster plans missing as Ghana ramps up production

Excerpts from this story referencing "senior adviser":

"… ext decade.At Ghana’s April 2011 Oil and Gas Summit, Willy Olsen, former senior adviser to Norway’s Statoil, predicted Ghana would become the region’s third-l …"

Fishing and the offshore oil industry: A delicate imbalance

By Christiane Badgley

Fishing and the offshore oil industry in Ghana

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ghana":

"… dents along the Gulf of Mexico stood by the oil industry.In December 2010, Ghana, a nation of 24 million people, became the latest African nation to join t …"

"… the petroleum club. Its Jubilee field, approximately 60 km. (40 miles) off Ghana’s coast, is the first of what will likely be several deep-water oil deve …"

"… t will likely be several deep-water oil development projects. Drilling off Ghana over the next 20 years may be worth as much as $20 billion in export reven …"

"… ts on the Delta ecosystem.Ishac Diwan, the World Bank country director for Ghana, believes the country can manage and benefit from its oil. The Internation …"

New global energy payments index may get boost from SEC

By Julie Vorman

A new Revenue Watch Index that measures disclosure about oil industry payments in 41 countries may soon have access to a gusher of details a

Excerpts from this story referencing "Kazakhstan":

"… ut energy management, followed by Norway, Russia, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Kazakhstan, Peru, Azerbaijan, and Ecuador, according to the index. The United States …"

Canada's about-face on climate

By William Marsden

Tar sands and a tough business lobby pull Ottawa far from Copenhagen

Excerpts from this story referencing "Montreal":

"… story was performed by M.B. Pell, with the assistance of Aaron Mehta.  …"

"… 0 Canadian government bureaucrats organized the successful negotiations in Montreal in 2005 that opened the road to Copenhagen, where delegates from around th …"

"… ize future climate change negotiations to maintain the momentum created by Montreal and leading up to Copenhagen. “The idea was to keep this marvelous team …"

"… William Marsden is an investigative reporter with The Gazette in Montreal, Quebec. Data analysis on this story was performed by M.B. Pell, with the …"

Terrorism and tobacco

By Kate Willson

Extremists, insurgents turn to cigarette smuggling

Excerpts from this story referencing "director":

"… m is that it takes so little to finance an operation,” says Gary LaFree, director of the University of Maryland’s National Consortium for the Study of Ter …"

Checkbook diplomacy

By Stephanie Mencimer

In October of 1969, Vincent de Roulet, the newly appointed ambassador to Jamaica, arrived in Kingston aboard his 90-foot yacht, soon to be j

Excerpts from this story referencing "general election":

"… ial bazaar known as “the buying of the president.” As the 2008 general election campaign picks up and the campaign money flows, there is no way to know wh …"

Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc. (CARE)

By Alejandra Fernández Morera

Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere reaches over 7 million people in 40 countries with their HIV/AIDS programs

Excerpts from this story referencing "Uganda":

"… ctive in nine countries, among them Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Senegal and Uganda.Other CARE programs targeting AIDS include Local Links, an initiative to h …"

Côte d'Ivoire

By Victoria Kreha

Background, challenges and relief efforts related to the AIDS epidemic in Côte d'Ivoire

Excerpts from this story referencing "President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief":

"… "focus countries" in West Africa (the other being Nigeria) selected by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a five-year, $15 billion U.S. initiative to fight AIDS abroad. I …"

A gateway to Brazil

By Kevin Bogardus

Telecom firm linked to Jefferson bribe probe helped pay for his, others' travel

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ways and Means Committee":

"… Jefferson during his recent troubles, including his removal from the House Ways and Means Committee after the bribery allegations.Jefferson's attorney, Robert Trout, as well …"

Commentary: Protecting the rights of the people through investigative reporting

By Charles Lewis

The most beloved American president, Abraham Lincoln, once said, "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depend

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… nvestigative Journalists (ICIJ). It was begun and sponsored in 1997 by the Center for Public Integrity.The ICIJ was created because there is a need for in-depth information that …"