Betreff: Bi-Weekly News & Updates from PEER
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Datum: Fri, 17 Sep 2004 14:23:40 -0700
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Visit PEER online September 17, 2004
In This Issue:
 •  Congressman Calls Escaped Fire “Act of God”
 •  John Dean Urges Schwarzenegger To Sign Attorney Whistleblower Law
 •  Yellowstone Park Illegally Pockets Cell Tower Money
 •  U.S. AID Whistleblower Wins Ruling
 •  Griles Raft Trip Delays Chambers Case


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Congressman Calls Escaped Fire “Act of God”
In a testament to the people who PEER represents, two Forest Service employees took it upon themselves to reveal “blatant” obstruction and extortion of agency policies by a Congressman.

Henry Brown, Jr. (R-SC) ordered agency law enforcement to cease prosecution and collection of fire suppression costs when his prescribed fire escaped boundary lines and burned 20 acres of the Francis Marion National Forest.

Filing a whistleblower complaint, the Forest Service employees detailed how Rep. Brown threatened retaliation against the Forest Service budget if the enforcement against him were to proceed.


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John Dean Urges Schwarzenegger To Sign Attorney Whistleblower Law
Washington, DC —John W. Dean, former Nixon White House counsel, is urging Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign legislation allowing government lawyers in California to report official misconduct without facing loss of license or other discipline for breaching client confidentiality, according to a letter released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).

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Yellowstone Park Illegally Pockets Cell Tower Money
Washington, DC — Yellowstone National Park has been illegally using lease funds from telecommunications companies to pay staff salaries and other expenses, according to internal records released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).

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U.S. AID Whistleblower Wins Ruling
Washington, DC — The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) removed its sole analyst overseeing environmental compliance in multi-national development bank projects to prevent him from reporting violations to Congress and watchdog organizations, according to a ruling released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).

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Griles Raft Trip Delays Chambers Case
Washington, DC — Interior Deputy Secretary Steven Griles attempted to miss a critical legal hearing by claiming the need to “be on official travel on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon for the entire week,” according to an agency filing released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).

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