Coast Guard FOIA
A Year Later, Coast Guard Provides Emails Regarding Troubled Offshore Wind Study
2017-03-22
The U.S. Coast Guard has ended its year-long slow walk on filling requests for basic public records regarding a lobbyist-driven offshore energy study known as the Atlantic Coast Port Access Route Study (ACPARS). That study, which took five years to complete, made recommendations that could reduce wind energy areas off the Eastern Seaboard by 50 percent – making widespread adoption of offshore wind energy unviable.
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Mayor De Blasio
Inquiries to New York Union Leader Peter Ward Go Unanswered
2017-03-15
Large Payments to a Nonprofit Linked to Mayor De Blasio and the Hotel Association Raise Questions For the past several months, we have been investigating the political and business activities of Peter Ward, who holds three lucrative union positions: president of the New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council (HTC); business manager of Local 6;… Read more »
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anonymous tip
Anonymous Tip from Penn State: “There is a bigger story here.”
2017-01-23
“The director and long time assistant director are colluding with [Professor] John O’Neill,” writes tipster In late December, we received an anonymous tip in the mail from a reader about our ongoing inquiry into possible ethics violations by Penn State Professor John W. O’Neill of the School of Hospitality Management (SHM). Our inquiry has so… Read more »
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Penn State Confirms Professor John O’Neill Under Ethics Investigation
2017-01-17
University Official’s Assurance Undercut by O’Neill, Raising New Questions It’s been three months since we began contacting officials at Penn State about potential ethics problems with School of Hospitality Management (SHM) Professor John W. O’Neill. On Jan. 9, 2017, a University official confirmed Conflict of Interest (COI) investigators are looking into questions we’ve raised about… Read more »
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ethics
Unraveling Penn State’s Confusing Ethics Oversight
2017-01-9
Questions About Professor’s Ties to Hotel Lobby Uncover an Ethics Labyrinth Since October of last year, we’ve been reporting on the potential ethics violations of Professor John W. O’Neill of Penn State’s School of Hospitality Management (SHM). He appears to be operating a private consulting practice on campus, using the University’s prestige to increase the… Read more »
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