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New Age of Impunity: Trump’s Relentless Attack on Oversight

New Age of Impunity: Trump’s Relentless Attack on Oversight

The Friday night sacking of the State Department’s Inspector General (IG) should send a shiver of fear down the spine of every IG, ethics officer, and oversight functionary remaining in federal service as Trump’s relentless attack on oversight continues with...
BLOG: Trump’s War on Watchdogs

BLOG: Trump’s War on Watchdogs

Donald Trump does not care for dogs, but he especially dislikes watchdogs. More than being the only modern President without a pet dog, his real phobia is about discordant messages emanating from the federal bureaucracy. Particularly irksome are critical reports from...
USGS Fumbles Its Biological Collections

USGS Fumbles Its Biological Collections

For Immediate Release: Sep 17, 2019 Contact: Kirsten Stade (202) 265-7337 Belated New Policy Leaves Troves of Scientific Specimens in Limbo Washington, DC — The good news is the U.S. Geological Survey finally adopted a policy, in response to a complaint from Public...

Klamath Irrigators Illegal Piggy Bank Broken Up

Klamath Irrigators Illegal Piggy Bank Broken Up Auditors Find Reclamation “Wasted” Millions in Drought & Wildlife Relief Funds Washington, DC — A federal water agency misspent millions of dollars intended for fish and wildlife and drought relief in the Klamath...

EPA Caught Tossing Enforcement Files Into Recycling Bin

EPA Caught Tossing Enforcement Files Into Recycling Bin IG Finds Ongoing Lead Cases Compromised; No Punishment for Perpetrator Washington, DC — A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency office was throwing away files of active and closed enforcement cases, according to a...