Dodd-Frank Act: Proposed Rules to Implement Sections 1502-1504 Relating to Conflict Minerals, Mine Safety and Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers

Among the other notable changes to the U.S. financial regulatory system, the Dodd-Frank Act included three sections of particular importance to petroleum and mining companies registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These sections deal with “conflict minerals” from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and adjoining countries, the reporting of mine safety matters, and the disclosure of payments to domestic and foreign governments by resource extraction issuers. Click here to read more.