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November 7, 2017

By David S. Hilzenrath

Whistleblowing Could Leave Oil Rig Workers at Risk



 Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon. Offshore oil and gas workers who the blow the whistle on workplace safety hazards lack federal protections, and the U.S. Chemical Safety Board is considering dropping its recommendation to fill that gap.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections, Energy and Natural Resources

October 6, 2017

By David S. Hilzenrath

Ruling Limits Government’s Power to Police Offshore Drilling



Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill An appeals court has ruled that the government cannot use a major set of safety and environmental regulations to prosecute offshore drilling contractors.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Energy and Natural Resources

April 21, 2017

By Neil Gordon

Top Federal Contractors Paid Billions for Environmental Damage



Photo of oil spill with boat In honor of Earth Day 2017, we encourage you to explore our Federal Contractor Misconduct Database and the wealth of information it contains about the environmental records of the largest federal contractors.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

April 17, 2014

By Anaika Miller

New Book Examines Camp Lejeune Water Poisoning



Mike Magner Mike Magner’s most recent book, A Trust Betrayed: The Untold Story of Camp Lejeune and the Poisoning of Generations of Marines and Their Families, shows how those affected by the contamination at Camp Lejeune began fighting for government recognition and h

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Topics: Public Health and Science

July 26, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Halliburton Pleads Guilty to Destroying Evidence



An Explosion at a BP Oil Rig in the Gulf of Mexico Halliburton pleaded guilty to destroying evidence pertaining to the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster, which killed 11 men and triggered a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. POGO has obtained the criminal information outlining the governm

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

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