Category Archives: Whistleblowers

Trial for Climate Activists Protesting “Bomb Trains” Carrying Oil Makes Legal History

A recently concluded criminal trial in Washington State drew national attention when five defendants became the first group of climate activists ever to be granted the right of using the “necessity” defense in a US court to justify their actions. … Continue reading

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The Importance of Paris: What’s the Climate Now?

In the past year alone, there has been a marked sea-change in the wider American public and international discourse on climate change. For far too long, it seems, the world has had to endure the prolonged grieving process of the … Continue reading

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Climate Science & Policy Watch: Continuing the Rick Piltz Legacy

As recent events in Florida clearly show, the issues around which Rick Piltz fought so passionately have not gone away. Instead, they still surface at an alarming rate. His timeless voice has never been more crucial, and the Government Accountability Project (GAP) is committed to continuing this fight in his name. A post from Louis Clark, President of the Government Accountability Project and Michael Termini is Climate Science & Policy Watch Interim Director and GAP’s Corporate & Financial Accountability Deputy Director Continue reading

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Tribute to Rick Piltz by Louis Clark, President of the Government Accountability Project

  Remarks delivered by Louis Clark, President of the Government Accountability Project on November 16, 2014 at the Piltz Memorial Service held at the World Wildlife Fund headquarters, Washington, D.C.

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R.I.P. Rick Piltz

The founder and director of Climate Science Watch, Rick Piltz, passed at 2:46 a.m. on Saturday, 18 October 2014. In the spring of 2005, Rick resigned from his position with the Coordination Office of the U.S. Global Change Research Program to protest … Continue reading

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American Whistleblower Tour panel at Stanford

Stanford University hosted Kathryn Bolkovac and Rick Piltz for a series of talks as part of the Government Accountability Project’s American Whistleblower Tour. Bolkovac and Piltz spoke on April 22 at an event hosted by the McCoy Family Center for … Continue reading

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Recalling a climate change whistleblower action nine years ago today

On June 8, 2005, the New York Times reported in a front page story: “A White House official who once led the oil industry’s fight against limits on greenhouse gases has repeatedly edited government climate reports in ways that play … Continue reading

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Weekend reading

We note some interesting current reading related to subjects we have been posting on: (1) “This Is Why You Have No Business Challenging Scientific Experts”; (2) “White House Releases Report on the Administration’s All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy as a Path to … Continue reading

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Leaked EPA draft fracking guidance raises water contamination concerns

An internal draft Environmental Protection Agency document leaked to DeSmogBlog shows that EPA scientists and professional staff have identified numerous toxic and radioactive substances in shale gas extraction wastewaters at high enough levels to cause concern. Will the agency be … Continue reading

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2014 Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling: Edward Snowden and Laura Poitras

Attending the annual awarding of the Ridenhour Prizes at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, is always a unique and inspiring experience. These prizes “memorialize the spirit of fearless truth-telling that Vietnam War whistleblower and investigative journalist Ron Ridenhour … Continue reading

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