Press Releases

EPA Appointee’s China Ties Draw Congressional Oversight Spotlight

Today, Protect the Public’s Trust applauded members of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform for demanding additional information from
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Watchdog Launches Investigation into Possible Improper Gifts and Influence Peddling at Secretary Haaland’s Wedding

Ceremony presents a prime opportunity for “prohibited sources” to circumvent ethics restrictions Today, Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT) launched an
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Update: PPT Complaint Sparks IG Investigation

PPT has received confirmation that the Department of the Interior Inspector General has commenced an investigation based upon a complaint
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EPA Official Permitted to Join Agency while Continuing Employment Relationship with Chinese Government

Federal watchdog Protect the Public’s Trust is investigating a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) high-level political appointee’s ongoing employment relationship
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Acting Head of EPA Office Admits to Ethics Violation

Today, Protect the Public’s Trust filed a complaint with the Inspector General at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) alleging a high-ranking official
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Yet Another EPA Official Added to Watchdog’s Ethics Waiver Tracker

FOIA docs reveal more evidence new EPA leadership's potential conflicts are taxing Agency ethics officials. Today, federal watchdog Protect the
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Records Show Top Interior Lawyer Sought Ethics Waiver to Work With Former Clients

Today, federal watchdog groups Energy Policy Advocates (EPA) and Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT) announced the first batch of publicly
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Granholm Deputy’s Continued Possible Flaunting of Ethics Rules Sparks Call for Investigation

Protect the Public’s Trust announced it has filed another complaint with the Office of the Inspector General at the U.S.
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Watchdog Org Looks for Answers Regarding Interior’s Lack of Transparency

Haaland’s Department has lagged in providing routine ethics information  On the eve of the members-only meeting of the Society of
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Watchdog Questions Whether Haaland’s Top Water Attorney May Have Committed “Egregious” Violation of Federal Law

Government watchdog Protect the Public’s Trust filed a complaint with the Department of the Interior asking the Office of the
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