Not to do so is to risk our safety . . . with potential consequences too horrific to contemplate.
[Investigative journalist Tom Nugent is the author of Death at Buffalo Creek (W.W. Norton), a book about the environmental impact of coal mining. Donald R. Soeken, LCSW-C, Ph.D., is the founder of the Whistleblower Support Fund and a licensed clinical social worker who has spent more than three decades counseling federal whistle-blowers.]