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The Washington Post: Gag orders are still hampering federal whistleblowers, agency warns

Agencies use gag orders because “controlling the flow of information is the key to avoiding accountability that’s unwanted,” said Tom Devine, legal director of the nonprofit Government Accountability Project that works with whistleblowers. Gag orders are “more destructive than retaliation [against whistleblowers],” he added, “because the information never gets out in the first place.”

News Nation: Ohio train derailment: Documents show EPA chose not to declare emergency

News Nation: Ohio train derailment: Documents show EPA chose not to declare emergency This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. EPA made the decision just three weeks after the derailment and burn Residents have complained of ongoing health problems Independent testing has shown evidence of toxins in the soil, air [...]

2024-04-04T09:36:11-04:00April 4th, 2024|East Palestine, Environment, EPA, In The News|

Fox News: EPA did not declare a public health emergency following the train derailment in East Palestine, officials say

Fox News: EPA did not declare a public health emergency following the train derailment in East Palestine, officials say This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. The aftermath of last year’s fiery train derailment in eastern Ohio doesn’t qualify as a public health emergency because widespread health problems and ongoing chemical exposures [...]

2024-04-03T11:47:44-04:00April 3rd, 2024|East Palestine, Environment, EPA, In The News|

Associated Press: AP Exclusive: EPA didn’t declare a public health emergency after fiery Ohio derailment

Associated Press: AP Exclusive: EPA didn’t declare a public health emergency after fiery Ohio derailment This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. The aftermath of last year’s fiery train derailment in eastern Ohio doesn’t qualify as a public health emergency because widespread health problems and ongoing chemical exposures haven’t been documented, federal [...]

2024-04-03T09:17:39-04:00April 3rd, 2024|East Palestine, Environment, EPA, In The News|

Representative Schiff: REP. SCHIFF INTRODUCES BILL TO EXPAND PENALTIES FOR JUDGES AND JUSTICES WHO VIOLATE ETHICS RULES, RESTORE INTEGRITY TO THE COURTS

Representative Schiff: REP. SCHIFF INTRODUCES BILL TO EXPAND PENALTIES FOR JUDGES AND JUSTICES WHO VIOLATE ETHICS RULES, RESTORE INTEGRITY TO THE COURTS This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Today, Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), a senior Member of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced the Judicial Integrity Act, a critical bill that will hold [...]

2024-03-15T10:48:05-04:00March 15th, 2024|In The News, Judicial Oversight, SCOTUS|

Salon: The case of Carrie Buck and the Supreme Court’s century-old crusade to control women

Dawn Wooten, a former nurse at an ICE Detention Center in South Georgia, reported that a doctor working for the center was sterilizing women without their consent or even their knowledge. Wooten’s a former nurse because after becoming a whistleblower, this mother of five lost her job.

2024-02-26T13:07:43-05:00February 26th, 2024|Dawn Wooten, ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

World Socialist Website: East Palestine, Ohio residents speak out one year after catastrophic train crash and chemical spill

Residents of East Palestine, Ohio were deeply skeptical of President Biden’s stage-managed appearance last Friday in the small working class community, more than a year after the catastrophic train derailment and chemical spill which poisoned the town’s air, water and soil.

2024-02-23T11:30:24-05:00February 23rd, 2024|East Palestine, Environment, EPA, In The News, US Government|