Lancaster Online: Whistleblowing Tour Stopping at F&M
Local news coverage of GAP's American Whistleblower Tour stop at Franklin & Marshall College this Thursday, featuring prominent whistleblowers Rick Piltz (climate science) and Kenneth Kendrick (peanut/Salmonella).
Washington Post: Effects of Climate Change Will be Felt More Deeply in Decades Ahead, Draft Report Says
The draft National Climate Assessment released Friday guides decision-makers on how to prepare for a warmer planet with more frequent, extreme weather events. Rick Piltz of GAP's Climate Science Watch is quoted.
Key Quote: Rick Piltz, who heads the group Climate Science Watch, said the report offers President Obama a rare opening. “He’s said he wants to lead a national conversation on climate change. He should start the national conversation,” Piltz said.
Huffington Post: Secrecy & National Security Whistleblowing
Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg explains the difficulty of blowing the whistle on wrongdoing at U.S. intelligence agencies, detailing his own case and the retaliation he faced. He lists the whistleblowers indicted for their disclosures under President Obama, including GAP clients Tom Drake and John Kiriakou.
City Journal: Silencing the Whistleblower
A California elementary school principal was allegedly retaliated against for refusing to stay silent about threats of murder and suicide made by one of her first-grade teachers.
Knoxville News Sentinel: Appeals Court - Judge Too Quick to Toss Whistleblower Complaint
An appellate court in Tennessee ruled that a civil court judge was too quick to throw out a whistleblower case alleging misdeeds among University of Tennessee events staff, including falsifying work records.
Sarah Damian is New Media Associate for the Government Accountability Project, the nation's leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization.