Climate Science

Notes from Underground: On the Future of Democracy and the Environment: The Mountain Valley Pipeline

Notes from Underground  On the Future of Democracy and the Environment: The Mountain Valley Pipeline  by Adam Arnold    Democracy and environmental protection in the United States face common challenges, namely the influence of money on politics and the tendency of industry to concern itself with short-term profit rather than long-term sustainability and public [...]

2023-10-06T10:12:49-04:00October 6th, 2023|and Climate Change, Blog, Climate Science|

Government Accountability Project Calls for Strengthening OSTP’s Framework on Scientific Integrity Policies and Practices

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 13, 2023  Government Accountability Project Calls for Strengthening OSTP's Framework on Scientific Integrity Policies and Practices A Dozen Organizations Join Together in Support of Major Changes to Keep Politics Out of Scientific Reporting WASHINGTON – Today, Government Accountability Project joined a dozen leading environmental, public health, watchdog, reproductive health, and [...]

Press Release: Labor and Health Advocates and Tribal Emergency Management Councils Call for OSHA to Protect Oil Spill Workers

This press release was led and written by The ALERT Project, a close partner of Government Accountability Project. For Immediate Release  Contact: Riki Ott, ALERT Project, 206-853-285, [email protected] Labor and Health Advocates and Tribal Emergency Management Councils  Call for OSHA to Protect Oil Spill Workers  OSHA’s reporting standards keep symptoms of toxic exposure from [...]

The Inflation Reduction Act: A Mixed Bag

The Inflation Reduction Act: A Mixed Bag By Adam Arnold, Environmental Counsel The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is undeniably the most substantial piece of climate legislation in US history. But is this a back-handed compliment, given the dearth of other substantial legislation on the world’s most pressing crisis? The bill is receiving praise and [...]

Looking Back at the Past to Protect the Future: Lessons from Meltdown: Three Mile Island

Looking Back at the Past to Protect the Future: Lessons from Meltdown: Three Mile Island Temperatures in Waco, Texas hit 108 degrees Fahrenheit this year, shattering the previous record of 104 degrees reached in 1917, 1935 and 1978. This case is not an isolated event; in fact, 92 all-time U.S. record high temperatures were [...]

Greenwire: Trump EPA head pushed agents to speed, run sirens

Trump EPA head pushed agents to speed, run sirens This article features Government Accountability Project’s whistleblower client, Kevin Chmielewski, and was originally published here. Former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt prodded his security agents to drive recklessly and turn on emergency lights and sirens to maneuver around traffic in the nation’s capital. Interviews with agents [...]

FEDManager: Lawmakers Urge POTUS to Nominate OSTP Director Amid Ethical Concerns

Lawmakers Urge POTUS to Nominate OSTP Director Amid Ethical Concerns This article features Government Accountability Project’s whistleblower client, Rachel Wallace, and was originally published here. Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, urged President Biden on Monday to submit a nominee to direct the Office of [...]

UN climate change whistleblowers must be protected

Mr. Steiner UNDP Administrator United Nations Development Programme One United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017 USA 2nd February 2022 Dear Administrator Steiner, We are writing in response to your letter of 13 December 2021 on issues related to the UNDP GEF Russia Standards and Labels project and whistleblower protection, and in particular in relation [...]

Press Release: U.S. Department of Interior Pays $100,000 to Trump Administration Whistleblower

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 18, 2022 U.S. Department of Interior Pays $100,000 to Trump Administration Whistleblower Whistleblower’s Complaint Alleged Illegal Retaliation by Officials WASHINGTON—Government Accountability Project applauds the recent payment of $100,000 by the Department of the Interior (DOI) to its client, who wishes to remain anonymous, to settle a whistleblower complaint alleging illegal [...]

Scientific American: What You Know about Trump’s Assault on Science Was Just the Tip of the Iceberg

What You Know about Trump’s Assault on Science Was Just the Tip of the Iceberg This op-ed was written by our Senior Counsel and Director of Education and Partnerships Dana Gold and was originally published here. From political manipulation of COVID-19 research to censorship of weather forecasters who tried to contradict President Trump’s false claims [...]