Press Releases2019-12-13T07:37:55-05:00

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 [...]

June 9th, 2020|Categories: and Climate Change, EPA, Press, Press release|

Government Accountability Project Statement on the Protests Against Racism

June 2, 2020 Government Accountability Project Statement on the Protests Against Racism   WASHINGTON – For the past week, tens of thousands of Americans have joined together to protest police brutality and systemic racism following the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. These protests come at a [...]

June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Police accountability, Press release, Statement|

Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on ICE and Prison Detention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1, 2020 Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on ICE and Prison Detention Government Accountability Project Client Testifies About Dangers During Pandemic WASHINGTON - Tomorrow, June 2, at 10:00 am, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary will hold a hearing titled “Examining Best Practices for Incarceration and [...]

June 1st, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Whistleblowers, Immigration, Press, Press release|

Press Release: Government Accountability Project Clients Spotlighted in New Publication by Award-Winning Journalist  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  05/14/20  Government Accountability Project Clients Spotlighted in New Publication by Award-Winning Journalist   Acclaimed Journalist Publishes Book Showcasing Major Whistleblower Stories  WASHINGTON – This week, acclaimed author and investigative journalist Daniel Moldea published Money, Politics, and Corruption in U.S. Higher Education: The Stories of Whistleblowers. Moldea focuses on the rampant corruption in higher education and uses case studies to track [...]

May 14th, 2020|Categories: Higher Education, Press, Press release, Whistleblower Rights|

Press Release: Government Accountability Project Attorneys Submit Recommendations to United Nations Internal Justice Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 13, 2020  Government Accountability Project Attorneys Submit Recommendations to United Nations Internal Justice Council Letter Seeks to Improve Whistleblower Protection and Internal Justice System WASHINGTON – The United Nations International Justice Council (IJC) is submitting recommendations to the General Assembly on how to improve internal justice systems within the UN, including protection for whistleblowers. Government [...]

May 13th, 2020|Categories: International, Press release, United Nations|

Press Release: Food Integrity Campaign Petition to Protect Meat Inspectors During COVID-19 Garners Thousands of Signatures 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  May 8, 2020  Food Integrity Campaign Petition to Protect Meat Inspectors During COVID-19 Garners Thousands of Signatures  Petition Launch Follows Thousands of COVID-19 cases in Meat Industry   WASHINGTON – This week, the Government Accountability Project’s Food Integrity Campaign launched a petition to expand and strengthen protections for essential workers employed [...]

Press Release: Senator Wyden Opposes Senior Intelligence Official’s Nomination Over Whistleblowers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 6, 2020 Senator Wyden Opposes Senior Intelligence Official’s Nomination Over Whistleblowers WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) opposed William Evanina’s nomination to serve as the Senate-confirmed Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC). Sen. Wyden’s opposition comes days after Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) [...]

May 6th, 2020|Categories: Intelligence Whistleblowing, National Security, Press release|

Press Statement: Trump Administration Issues Executive Order Keeping Meat Plants Open Amidst Pandemic 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 30, 2020  Trump Administration Issues Executive Order Keeping Meat Plants Open Amidst Pandemic  WASHINGTON – President Trump announced on Tuesday that he intended to order meat plants to stay open by declaring them essential infrastructure under the Defense Production Act. This order comes after more than 6,000 meat workers have tested positive and 20 have died of COVID-19. Across the country, [...]

Study Projects Significant Impact on Immigrants and Local Health Care if ICE Detention Populations are not Decreased

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4/27/2020 Study Projects Significant Impact on Immigrants and Local Health Care if ICE Detention Populations are not Decreased New Modeling Demonstrates How Spread of COVID-19 in Immigration Detention Will Impact Facility Populations and Local Health Care Systems Providence, RI – A new paper released today captures the results [...]

April 27th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID19, Immigration, Press, Press release|

Press Release: Government Accountability Project Condemns Retaliation Against a DHS Director 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  04/23/20  Government Accountability Project Condemns Retaliation Against a DHS Director  Doctor Leading Agency Effort to Develop Coronavirus Vaccine Removed from Post   WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the New York Times reported that the top official responsible for researching a vaccine for the novel coronavirus had been dismissed from his post after pushing for significant vetting [...]

Press Statement: Federal Court Orders ICE to Consider Releasing Detainees Amidst Pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 21, 2020 Federal Court Orders ICE to Consider Releasing Detainees Amidst Pandemic Decision Cites Government Accountability Project Clients’ Letter on Health Concerns LOS ANGELES – Yesterday, immigration detainees won a court case against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Federal District Court  in Los Angeles, The decision [...]

April 21st, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Pandemic, Immigration, Press, Press release|

Press Release: Government Accountability Project Publishes Report on the Continuing Health Consequences of BP Spill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 17, 2020 Government Accountability Project Publishes Report on the Continuing Health Consequences of BP Spill Year-Long Whistleblower Investigation Reveals Long-Lasting Medical Trauma WASHINGTON - Today, Government Accountability Project released the results of a year-long investigation into ongoing medical damage from Corexit, the chemical dispersant that was [...]

For Immediate Release: Government Accountability Project Condemns Potential Censoring of Federal Officials 

For Immediate Release:  April 10, 2020  Government Accountability Project Condemns Potential Censoring of Federal Officials  Pence’s Proposed CNN Ban Represented a Strike Against Press Freedom   WASHINGTON – Yesterday, CNN reported that Vice President Mike Pence refused to permit members of the Coronavirus Task Force to appear on CNN, purportedly in order to pressure the network into carrying task force briefings in full because, in the past, CNN has cut away [...]

Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Condemns Removal of IG Leader Overseeing Pandemic Spending

For Immediate Release: April 7, 2020 Government Accountability Project Condemns Removal of IG Leader Overseeing Pandemic Spending Whistleblower Advocates Criticize Trump’s Interference with IGs’ Independence WASHINGTON – Today, President Donald Trump relieved Glenn Fine, leader of the panel of Inspectors General (IGs) responsible for overseeing allocation and implementation of the [...]

Press Release: Government Accountability Project Clients Have Success at Office of Special Counsel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2020 Government Accountability Project Clients Have Success at Office of Special Counsel WASHINGTON – In a letter to Special Counsel Henry Kerner at the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC), Government Accountability Project expressed appreciation for recent settlement victories in Whistleblower Protection Act cases to [...]

Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Condemns Firing of Michael Atkinson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 4, 2020 Government Accountability Project Condemns Firing of Michael Atkinson WASHINGTON - Friday night, President Donald Trump fired the Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson. Atkinson had informed Congress of the whistleblower complaint that precipitated the President's impeachment. Government Accountability Project Executive Director and CEO Louis Clark [...]

Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Condemns Retaliation Against Doctors 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 31, 2020 Government Accountability Project Condemns Retaliation Against Doctors  Reporting PPE Shortages is Protected Speech, Say Whistleblower Advocates  WASHINGTON -- Today, Bloomberg reported that doctors working in different states across the US had faced threats of firing and in some cases were actually terminated after they [...]

Press Release: DHS Medical Experts in Detention Health Send Letter to Congress on Immigrant Detention During the COVID-19 Pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 21, 2020 DHS Medical Experts in Detention Health Send Letter to Congress on Immigrant Detention During the COVID-19 Pandemic Government Accountability Project Clients Urge Release of Detainees Amidst Global Public Health Crisis WASHINGTON - Yesterday, Government Accountability Project sent a letter to Congress and the White [...]

PRESS RELEASE: GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT RELEASES RESOURCE FOR FEDERAL WORKERS ON WHISTLEBLOWING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2020 Government Accountability Project Releases Resource for Federal Workers on Whistleblowing WASHINGTON – Today, Government Accountability Project is releasing a new guide to help federal workers navigate the complex path of blowing the whistle safely and effectively. “Truth-Telling in Government: A Guide to Whistleblowing for Federal [...]

March 18th, 2020|Categories: Federal Whistleblowers, Press release|

PRESS RELEASE: U.S. ARMY WHISTLEBLOWER PUBLISHES BOOK DETAILING YEARS OF ANTI-SEMITIC RETALIATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3/10/2020 U.S. Army Whistleblower Publishes Book Detailing Years of Anti-Semitic Retaliation Government Accountability Project Client Releases First Book WASHINGTON – Government Accountability Project client Dr. David A. Tenenbaum detailed his experience as a whistleblower persecuted for years by anti-Semitic threats in his new memoir “Accused of Treason: [...]

March 10th, 2020|Categories: Press release, US Army, Whistleblowers|
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