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GAP Questions UN High Commissioner for Human Rights About Revealing Names of Chinese Dissidents

Bea Edwards, November 13, 2017

Last week, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) transmitted a letter to Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, on behalf of GAP client Emma Reilly. 

Assault on the Environment: Scrapping the Clean Power Plan Symbolizes a Rejection of Law, Science, and Concern for People and the Economy

Adam Arnold, November 07, 2017

Bad policy decisions are creating a perfect storm for government whistleblowers


President Trump is going to save the coal industry. Or so he claims.

Catalonia Latest Target in Russian Active Measures Campaign

Luke Drabyn, October 26, 2017

Spain recently declared it would take emergency measures to rein in Catalonia’s rogue effort to extricate itself from Madrid and take steps toward independence.

If 10,000 Barrels of Oil Spill into the Ocean, Does it Make a Sound?

Adam Arnold, October 26, 2017

Earlier this month, upwards of 16,000 barrels of oil spewed into the Gulf of Mexico, less than 40 miles offshore of Louisiana. It should be a surprise that such a spill received little major news coverage, except that spills and leaks of oil and gas occur all the time and are usually not reported on until they directly impact human health or property – that is, until they are big enough to be noticed.

GAP Files FOIA Lawsuit Against US State Department

Zack Kopplin, October 24, 2017

On Friday, October 20, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the U.S. Department of State. The Department has withheld records related to its au pair guest worker program, in some cases, for over a year.

Charter Set to Expire for Interagency Subcommittee Overseeing Federal Climate Research

Nicky Sundt, October 20, 2017

The charter of the subcommittee that oversees the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is set to expire tomorrow, October 21, 2017. This speaks volumes about the Trump Administration’s attitudes toward science generally – and toward climate change science specifically.

GAP Joins Amicus Party Opposing Partisan Gerrymandering in Gill v. Whitford

Staff, October 06, 2017

The Government Accountability Project (GAP) has joined on as an amicus party opposing egregious partisan gerrymandering by Wisconsin lawmakers, as part of the case Gill v. Whitford, one of the most important Supreme Court cases of the year.

Through FOIA Request, GAP Obtains Interior Secretary’s Pro-Oil Agenda

Zack Kopplin, October 04, 2017

In a speech to the National Petroleum Council, an oil industry group, Ryan Zinke, the Secretary of the Department of the Interior accused one-third of his staff of disloyalty. "I got 30 percent of the crew that's not loyal to the flag," he said on September 25, according to the New York Times.

WIPO’s New Whistleblower Protection Policy Does Not Provide Justice

Bea Edwards, October 03, 2017

On Friday, September 29, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) issued a new policy to protect its whistleblowers: Office Instruction N° 33/2017.