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Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Hanford Workers' Medical Care Compromised and Delayed

September 19, 2006

By GAP Nuclear Oversight Investigator Lea Mitchell. 

During World War II, Washington state aided the national interest by using Hanford to manufacture plutonium for the world's first atomic bombs. Although that era may be a thing of the past, the byproducts of it are not.

Topeka Capital-Journal: Ignoring Whistleblowers is Risky

September 01, 2006

By GAP President Louis Clark.

There has never been a time in recent years when the federal government has so blatantly tried to stop crucial information from reaching citizens. As a result, the government is undermining the basic right of all Americans to know what civil servants are doing to advance the public interest. Increasingly, all that stands between society and dire consequences are brave civil servants who are willing to tell the truth.

The Oklahoman: Unsafe Skies

August 02, 2006

By Adam Miles, GAP Legislative Representative. This article also appeared in the Fort Madison Daily Democrat (IN), Greeneville Sun (TN), Coeur d'Alene Press (ID), and the Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, VA).

A little-noticed congressional investigation has confirmed what whistleblowers have been warning for years: the Federal Air Marshals Service (FAMS) has been systematically exposing the identities of its own “covert” air marshals, who are in charge of overcoming terrorists in the next 9/11-like hijacking.

Baltimore Sun: Blowing the Whistle on Air Marshal's Blown Cover

July 13, 2006

By GAP Legal Director Tom Devine and Federal Air Marshal Frank Terreri.

A congressional investigation made public in late May confirms what whistleblowers have been warning for years: The Federal Air Marshal Service, FAMS, has been systematically blowing the cover of its covert marshals who are charged with overcoming hijackers to prevent another major terrorist attack.

East Texas Review: Whistleblowing Gets More Dangerous

July 12, 2006

By Dylan Blaylock, GAP Communications Director. This article also appeared in the Topeka Capital-Journal (KS), Newtown Bee (CT) Boonville Standard/Newburgh Chandler Register (IL), and the Star-Democrat (MD).

Santa Cruz Sentinel: One Voice, or the Truth?

June 19, 2006

By GAP Legal Director Tom Devine and FBI Whistleblower Coleen Rowley. This op-ed also appeared in the Daily Sun News (WA), Lake Sun Leader (MO), Waynesboro News-Virginian, Cumberland Times News (MD-WV), Shawano Leader (WI) and the Capital Times (WI).

Seattle Times: Hanford Plant Must be Built, but it Must be Built Right

May 25, 2006

By GAP Nuclear Oversight Program Director Tom Carpenter and Robert Alvarez, senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies and a former senior policy adviser to the secretary of energy in the Clinton administration.

The Union (CA): A Uniformly Bad Food Law

May 19, 2006

By GAP Food & Drug Safety Director Mark Cohen, this editorial also appeared in the Summit Daily News (CO), Daily Sun News (WA) and Cumberland Times-News (MD). 

Wouldn’t you want to know if your food can cause cancer, birth defects, reproductive problems, and allergic reactions? Or that the meat you are about to buy was treated with carbon monoxide to make it look fresh instead of spoiled? If so, you better let your U.S. senator know.

Daily Corinthian (MS): Muzzling Scientists on Warming

May 18, 2006

By GAP Investigator Tarek Maassarani. This op-ed also appeared in Topeka Capital-Journal, Daily Globe (MN), and The Humboldt Sun.

Orlando Sentinel: 10 Years Later, ValuJet Flight 592's Legacy Demands Reforms

May 10, 2006

By GAP client Gabe Bruno and GAP Legislative Representative Adam Miles.

On May 11, 1996, ValuJet Flight 592 crashed into the Florida's Everglades, killing all 110 passengers on board. The tragedy demanded a dramatic shift in the Federal Aviation Administration's approach to air safety. But a decade later the legacy of Flight 592 is increasingly clear: After initial soul searching, the FAA has relaxed air safety oversight, not strengthened it, and harshly retaliated against internal dissent.


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