Category Archives: Whistleblowers

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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American Whistleblower Tour visits Stanford University

The Government Accountability Project's American Whistleblower Tour: Essential Voices for Accountability is at Stanford University in California this week. We'll be speaking today at the law school along with Kathryn Bolkovac, the brave whistleblower who discovered and disclosed U.N. peacekeepers' involvement in human … Continue reading

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Today, "The Day We Fight Back"

Good governance groups, transparency organizations and accountability advocates around the world are protesting mass surveillance today, February 11: the Day We Fight Back.

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Canadian parliament seeks to impose lifetime gag order on employees

The Canadian House of Commons is imposing a new "loyalty agreement" that essentially bans employees working under Members of Parliament from ever revealing information they discover at work to the public. Would this gag order stop them from revealing evidence of … Continue reading

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Federal Arctic scientist Charles Monnett vindicated in whistleblower case against Obama administration

Dr. Monnett, whose observations of drowned polar bears raised alarms about climate change, had filed a whistleblower complaint in the wake of a witch hunt investigation by the U.S. Interior Department's Inspector General. The case has been settled with a … Continue reading

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