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Pruitt Clears Senate to Become EPA Administrator

On Friday, February 17, the Senate voted 52-46 to approve President Trump’s nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the EPA. Upon being sworn in, Pruitt will take the helm of an Agency he sued at least 12 times as AG, primarily alleging that the EPA issued rules that exceeded the Agency’s authority under federal environmental laws and/or the U.S. Constitution.


OSHA’s Antiretaliation Program Guidelines: Protecting Workers’ Right to Report

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has long administered the whistleblower protection programs for itself and other federal agencies. If a worker speaks up about regulatory compliance issues or safety, and suffers a change in work status, OSHA will investigate to determine whether the change resulted from illegal retaliation. But OSHA doesn’t just want employers to leave whistleblowers alone. The agency also wants employers to put programs in place that encourage workers to report violations and concerns.