EPA

Whistleblower News Network: Former EPA Official Files Whistleblower Retaliation Lawsuit

Former EPA Official Files Whistleblower Retaliation Lawsuit This article features our client Kevin Chmielewski and was originally published here. A former official who worked for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has sued the agency and the Department of Energy (DOE) alleging whistleblower retaliation, according to an October 21 article from E&E News. Kevin Chmielewski filed the lawsuit on [...]

The New Republic: Scott Pruitt Was Even More Selfish and Vengeful Than We Thought

Scott Pruitt Was Even More Selfish and Vengeful Than We Thought This article features our client Kevin Chmielewski and was originally published here. When former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned in July 2018 amid a flurry of ethics scandals, he had already weathered months of inquiries into inappropriate use of the office for personal gain. [...]

2020-10-29T09:58:29-04:00October 28th, 2020|EPA, Government Accountability, In The News|

Federal News Network: Former top EPA official turned whistleblower is suing the agency for retaliation

Former top EPA official turned whistleblower is suing the agency for retaliation This podcast features our client Kevin Chmielewski and was originally published here. A former high ranking EPA employee turned whistleblower is now suing the agency for alleged retaliation. E&E News reported Kevin Chmielewski, formerly a top political aide to ex-EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt claimed EPA [...]

2020-10-28T13:09:53-04:00October 28th, 2020|EPA, Government Accountability, In The News|

POLITICO’s Morning Energy: French government blocks ‘dirty’ LNG

French government blocks 'dirty' LNG This article features Government Accountability Project and our client Kevin Chmielewski and was originally published here. The French government blocked a $7 billion LNG deal between Engie and a U.S. gas supplier over concerns that West Texas gas was too dirty. — President Donald Trump and Joe Biden will lock horns on [...]

2020-10-28T09:49:21-04:00October 28th, 2020|1st Amendment, EPA, In The News|

E&E News: Ex-EPA aide’s suit claims retaliation over Pruitt scandals

Ex-EPA aide's suit claims retaliation over Pruitt scandals This article features Government Accountability Project and our client Kevin Chmielewski and was originally published here. A former senior EPA official is suing the agency as well as the Department of Energy over alleged retaliation after he raised concerns about ex-Administrator Scott Pruitt's excessive spending and mismanagement. [...]

Press Release: EPA Obliged to Update Oil-Spill Contingency Plan 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  June 5, 2020  EPA Obliged to Update Oil-Spill Contingency Plan  On June 2, San Francisco Federal District Court ordered an end to federal inaction on dangerous dispersants used to “clean up” offshore oil spills.  The court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a legal obligation  to update its National Contingency Plan (NCP) for oil-spill cleanup. Environmentalists and whistleblowers have won the first major legal battle in [...]

2020-06-09T13:19:17-04:00June 9th, 2020|and Climate Change, EPA, Press, Press release|

Bloomberg Environment: Environment Regulator’s Husband Listed as Lobbying Her Agency

Note: this article, featuring our Executive Director and CEO Louis Clark, was originally published here. Environment Regulator’s Husband Listed as Lobbying Her Agency A disclosure form lists the husband of the general counsel of the White House Council on Environmental Quality as lobbying his wife’s employer on the National Environmental Policy Act, the council’s top [...]

2020-02-27T08:46:58-05:00February 27th, 2020|EPA, In The News, Scientific Integrity|