Dear SEC Commissioners,
Please do not give in to industry pressures on Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act (the Cardin-Lugar Amendment) - and make sure that ALL companies are covered, every country and every project gets reported, and loopholes that would allow large sums of money to go unreported are closed.
Current attempts, of which most of you seem to be involved, to make the rich richer throughout the world. The long term practice of putting oil fields, plantations, mines, etc. in remote areas totally ruining the ways of life and the traditional livelihoods of the long-term inhabitants of those areas is immoral and should be illegal. The fact that you and your cronies have persistently formed laws that make our laws less and less consistent with any standard of morality (though most of you claim to be Christian) shows increasingly that your main interest is satisfying those who can pay big bucks into your campaign chests ( and perhaps indirectly your personal pockets) demonstrates that our once wonderful government is gradually being degraded. Your actions, extending back to the Truman Administration, and continued through the Reagan and both Bush administrations have resulted in the hatred that prevails through almost all of South America against the United States. Now you seem bent on making us even more hated. Dr. Michael D. Bolton 3281 State Highway 28 Eucha, OK 74342