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Congress Does Something Right -- For Federal Scientists - The Equation

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Senators Daniel Akaka (D-HI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) were crucial to the successful passage of the WPEA.
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Today, Congress did something good for the American public and good for science. After a 14-year struggle, the House and Senate approved a bipartisan whistleblower protection bill that will make a difference to all federal workers, but that should be especially welcomed by federal scientists. That's because the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA) recognizes for the first time that censorship of federal information is as harmful to the country as other types of waste, fraud and abuse in government. The WPEA recognizes that a scientist who exposes the censorship of federal information, either crucial to public health and safety or required by law or regulation, is a whistleblower. That scientist is just as much a whistleblower as the federal worker who exposes embezzlement or accepting bribes...

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This is something we have been concerned about for... by Mari Eliza on Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012 at 3:02:38 PM
I'm gonna 'tweet' this.   Just as soon... by Ned Lud on Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012 at 5:07:56 PM
After all the anti science rhetoric during the ele... by Mari Eliza on Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012 at 8:56:20 PM
Sweetheart, you must drink a lot of lukewarm coffe... by Ned Lud on Thursday, Nov 22, 2012 at 5:49:32 AM