In honor of Earth Day, The National Whistleblowers Center will host a special training seminar: “Protecting Environmental Whistleblowers.” The training will take place on April 21, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, and is open to environmental activists and attorneys, who can participate in person at the National Whistleblowers Center or via teleconference.
To register for this seminar, click here.
In enacting seven separate environmental and nuclear whistleblower protection laws, Congress recognized that employees are the eyes and ears of environmental protection and are on the front line for both recognizing and stopping illegal pollution and contamination of water, air, and land. These courageous employees often face swift retaliation for doing the right thing.
The seminar will feature distinguished whistleblower, William Sanjour, who advocated for public access to information and employees’ rights to criticize their agencies. In Sanjour v. EPA, he successfully challenged rules restricting EPA workers right to speak to environmental community groups. In addition, the seminar will feature Paula Dinerstein, Senior Council for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and Richard Renner, Legal Director of the National Whistleblowers Center. Michael D. Kohn, President of the National Whistleblowers Center, who has litigated for environmental and nuclear whistleblowers since 1985, will moderate the panel.