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Tag Archives: Office of Civil Rights

Joe Davidson calls EPA’s OCR “a disaster area”

Posted in Environmental Whistleblowers, Government Whistleblowers
In today’s Washington Post, columnist Joe Davidson says, "If the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Civil Rights were a chunk of ground, it would be declared a disaster area." Mr. Davidson recounts the findings made by Deloitte Consulting in a report released last month. He also noted the call made by the National Whistleblowers Center to oust OCR’s director, Rafael … Continue Reading

More media cover NWC’s call for new leadership at EPA’s OCR

Posted in Environmental Whistleblowers, Government Whistleblowers, News
Our call to Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to oust her newly appointed director of the EPA’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is gaining new media attention. Today, the Black Agenda Report ran an article I wrote about the civil rights problems at EPA. This article is also now linked by the Coalition for Change. … Continue Reading

EPA tells POLITICO it will investigate DeLeon

Posted in Environmental Whistleblowers, Government Whistleblowers, News
POLITICO reporter Robin Bravender released a story on Friday saying that EPA spokesperson Brendan Gilfillan promised that EPA would "look into" the allegations of the open letter the National Whistleblowers Center released last week. Gilfillan told Bravender that Jackson is “deeply committed to issues of environmental justice, civil rights and a healthy workplace for all.” NWC’s open letter alleges that … Continue Reading

NWC calls on EPA to oust Civil Rights Director

Posted in Environmental Whistleblowers, Government Whistleblowers
Today I am writing to Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and asking her to remove Mr. Rafael DeLeon, the Director of the EPA’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Last month, Deloitte Consulting issued a report on OCR finding that it is essentially dysfunctional. It fails in its core responsibility of protecting civil rights. Moreover, since … Continue Reading