transparency

FRACKING

The EPA Gave Its Website a Pro-Fracking Makeover

A new report from the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative has chronicled the changes the EPA made to its webpage on fracking.
Sarah Emerson
11.16.18
Drugs

Obama-Shaped Ecstasy and Coke-Stuffed Globes Fill the DEA’s Deleted Drug Newsletter

Russ Kick, a transparency advocate who archives government websites, downloaded the publicly-available issues before they were deleted this summer.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.9.18
transparency

The Internet Is Crowdfunding the Release of 4,358 Secret CIA Mind Control Documents

Twelve years after receiving a cache of CIA documents related to the MKUltra program, John Greenewald of the Black Vault realized that thousands of pages had been omitted. Now, he's asking the internet for help.
Michael Gaynor
8.13.18
SpaceX

SpaceX Planned Humanity’s Future on Mars at a Meeting You Weren't Invited to

Space belongs to all of us and it’s imperative that SpaceX is transparent about its Mars exploration plans.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.8.18
FOIA

The FCC Wants $200 to Release Emails About Ajit Pai's Giant Reese's Mug

This is just the latest example of the agency stonewalling FOIA requests on seemingly inconsequential topics.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.24.18
net neutrality

The FCC Is Refusing to Release Emails About Ajit Pai's 'Harlem Shake' Video

Citing the infamous b5 exemption, the Federal Communications Commission refused to release emails related to the planning of the net neutrality video.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.5.18
Shutdown

Is It 'Essential' for the Government to Tweet During a Shutdown?

Some agencies have logged off during the government shutdown and some have not. Why?
Samantha Cole
1.22.18
surprise

Big Pharma Policies on Sharing Research Are Super Shady

A new review published in the British Medical Journal found policies were really varied.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.27.17
right to privacy

Scientists Are Debating Whether Animals Have a Right to Privacy

A growing number of scientists are deliberately concealing tracking data to protect their location.
Sarah Hewitt
6.5.17
transparency

Facebook’s Internal Moderator Policies Should Have Been Published Years Ago

It's taken a leak to the press to understand what Facebook really wants.
Ben Sullivan
5.22.17
Ag Gag and then some

Arkansas Bill Would Let Businesses Sue Whistleblowers

The state's Senate is considering the bill and is expected to vote on it this week.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.15.17
See You in Court

Animal Rights Groups Have Filed a Lawsuit Against the USDA for Removing Records

PETA, Born Free USA, and others filed the lawsuit Monday.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.13.17
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