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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

September 30, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Part Two of BP Oil Spill Trial Begins Today



Oil Rig The second part of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill trial begins today in New Orleans after a brief summer hiatus. The culpability of government contractors BP, Halliburton, and Transocean will be investigated during the trial.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

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

March 1, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

House Report Highlights Need for Inspector General Nominations



Department of the Interior The watchdog office overseeing the department that manages the nation’s public lands and natural resources has been rendered toothless for over 1,400 days.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

November 28, 2012

By Neil Gordon

EPA Sends a Message With BP Suspension



Contract Oversight The EPA’s suspension of BP sends a message to all federal contractors, large and small, that they will be held accountable for their misconduct.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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