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July 2, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

Sen. Boxer Calls for EPA Action on Chemical Regulations



Barbara Boxer The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held an oversight hearing last week on preventing and addressing chemical threats, focusing on the recent ammonium nitrate fertilizer plant explosion that killed 14 and injured hundreds more in West, Tex

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Topics: National Security

June 26, 2013

By Andre Francisco

The Hill Calls POGO’s Danielle Brian 'A Voice for Whistleblowers'



Danielle Brian Yesterday, The Hill profiled Danielle Brian, the Project On Government Oversight’s executive director, and reexamined her decades of work to protect whistleblowers.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

June 19, 2013

By Jana Persky

Michael Hastings Leaves Legacy of Promoting Accountability



Michael Hastings Renowned journalist Michael Hastings died early Tuesday morning in a Los Angeles car crash first reported by Hastings’ employer, BuzzFeed.

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Topics: Government Accountability

May 29, 2013

By Danielle Brian

Are Chemical Safety Inspectors Being Blocked in West, TX?



West Texas Explosion The Chemical Safety Board was created to investigate chemical accidents, but it has been prevented from properly accessing the West, Texas, fertilizer plant explosion site, and from doing its job.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 13, 2013

By David S. Hilzenrath

VA Suppressed Data on Gulf War Vets' Health Problems, Former Official Says



Stethescope The Department of Veterans Affairs has suppressed evidence that Gulf War veterans’ health problems could be linked to their exposure to toxic substances during the 1991 war, a former VA epidemiologist alleges.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

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