Whistleblowers can be a reporter's best friend — although friends that must often be handled with care. If you know a federal agency employee who tells you "Call me on January 21" — be sure to do it.
The Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) joined other journalism groups May 6, 2008, in filing a "friend of the court" brief in a Washington state lawsuit seeking access to public officials' e-mails under state law.
New language added to the 2007/08 Farm Bill by conferees at the 11th hour could create a sweeping new secrecy mandate that would prohibit the Agriculture Department from disclosing almost any information about individual US farm operations.
Great Falls, Montana, wouldn't let its citizens know details of its contracts with a utility. But a judge stopped that.
GOP Senators blocked a bill to shield journalists trying to protect confidential sources before heading home for August recess.
Who are the "American Energy Alliance" — and what does Burson-Marsteller think they need to hide about funding from major oil, utility, and business lobbies?
Should a deal for $200 million in tax breaks for a West Virginia coal-to-liquids plant be kept a secret from taxpayers and voters?
Reginfo.gov helps reporters track regulatory mischief — and deregulatory mischief too — government-wide.
The Bush White House is rushing through — secretly — a midnight regulation that would hobble the next administration's efforts to regulate workplace environmental risks.
The Department of Agriculture has stopped reporting publicly how many animals it kills for farmers and ranchers in its predator control program.