A group of U.S. Senators formally called on Rick Perry, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) new Secretary, to immediately reinstate rules allowing the agency to hold its contractors accountable for retaliation against whistleblowers who report nuclear safety violations. In a March 6 letter, U.S. Senators Roy Wyden (D-OR), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), and Edward Markey (D-MA), noted that the DOE has a “long history of failing to protect whistleblowers” who call out violations of rules and regulations governing nuclear safety. Their concerns about whistleblower retaliation within the agency were underscored by a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that documented the ... Read More
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