A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) finds that the US Government Accountability office (GAOs) has not investigated or conducted a meaningful audit of the mining industry that produces the metals.
The GAO report, which was released Tuesday, said the USGS and other federal agencies have not reviewed or conducted any meaningful independent oversight of the mines.
It also noted that the government has not conducted an audit of all mining operations in the United States and that there is insufficient oversight to prevent corruption and fraud.
“We’ve been working for years to bring more transparency to the mining business, and we’re disappointed that the Government has not acted more aggressively,” said Alex Kallenbach, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.
“The government should have a much stronger commitment to ensuring the integrity of the industry it oversees, and GAO should be looking into how this industry is being run.”
The GAOs report found that the mining operations of a number of companies and organizations that produce gold, silver and copper are “consistent with U.S. law and practice,” including the requirements of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
In a statement, the GAO said that it “does not recommend any changes to the foreign mining process, including the inclusion of foreign miners in the process.
GAO’s report also found that there are gaps in federal oversight of mining operations, and that “inadequate and inadequate” federal oversight exists.
The report found: GAO identified several key gaps in the GAOs oversight of foreign mining companies and the oversight of U.M.
S Mining, a foreign mining company based in Guyanese waters.
GAOs did not conduct a thorough review of UMC’s operations in Guinea, and it is not clear whether UMC has been audited by the GAS or other government entities.
GAOS also identified several deficiencies in the Governmental Accountability Office’s (GA) investigation of UMMS operations in Guinea.
GAos did not perform an independent review of the GAOS findings.
GAo did not determine whether GAO had determined whether UMSM had violated the Foreign Investment and Corrupt Organizations Act.
GAoS did not investigate or conduct an independent audit of UMSMS operations.
GASO did not establish or investigate the extent of the bribery, kickbacks and kickbacks-related activities that UMSms operations had engaged in.
GAOSS did not provide specific guidance on the types of criminal and civil actions that could be brought against UMSMs operations, or whether the GAUS was aware of any violations.
“GAO recommended that the President create a special envoy to work with the U.K., and also to take immediate steps to ensure that foreign mining standards are enforced and that UMP is not engaging in activities that violate those laws.” “
As the report noted, there are serious concerns about the transparency and integrity of UMP and its operations in particular, including potential violations of the foreign investment and corruption statutes and regulations,” Kallengbach said.
“GAO recommended that the President create a special envoy to work with the U.K., and also to take immediate steps to ensure that foreign mining standards are enforced and that UMP is not engaging in activities that violate those laws.”
The report was also critical of the fact the Government did not act more aggressively against UMP, saying that the lack, and therefore lack of accountability, was a “key factor” in the company’s downfall.
“UMP is still operating and continuing to operate in Guianas waters, and there is no evidence that the company has been brought to account for its actions or practices,” Kaltenbach said in a statement.
“Despite its own GAO findings, the Government’s failure to hold UMP accountable, and to investigate its own internal issues, has resulted in UMP’s continued viability as a mining operation.”
UMP Mining, based in Florida, is owned by American Gold and Diamonds, a subsidiary of Anglo American Resources.
The company has had operations in both Guinea and Ghana since the 1980s, but its operations have been closed since the start of the current crisis in 2015.