Tonight the Sunlight Foundation will cover President Obama’s 2011 State of the Union using our award-winning Sunlight Live platform of... View ArticleContinue reading
From our colleagues at the Center for Public Integrity:
The Coast Guard grasped the potential threat of a catastrophic spill within hours of the April 20 explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, estimating that 8,000 barrels a day of crude oil could possibly gush out of the well in the event of a complete blowout, according to Coast Guard logs.Continue reading
The logs, obtained by the Center for Public Integrity and shared with The New York Times, provide a detailed account of the early days of the BP disaster and identify events that were omitted from the White House ...
Our colleague Jim Morris, who runs Data Mine, our joint project with the Center for Public Integrity, talked about his story on BP's pattern of OSHA violations at its refineries on ABC yesterday. Jim appears at 10:10 in the clip; if the player below doesn't work it's available here.
Probably worth noting that Jim had to request the data under the Freedom of Information Act.
This Sunshine Week was a particularly successful (and busy!) time for Sunlight. We helped usher in new transparency legislation, launched... View ArticleContinue reading
Here are some of the more interesting media mentions of Sunlight and our friends and allies over the past week:... View ArticleContinue reading
Early this morning, the Center for Public Integrity released their updated version of its States of Disclosure report. It’s a... View ArticleContinue reading
The Center for Public Integrity has analyzed 22,000 Pentagon travel disclosures -- filed when an outside party pays for a trip taken by Department of Defense personnel. The finding that jumped out at both Anu and me:
The medical industry paid for more travel than any other single interest over $10 million for some 8,700 trips, or about 40 percent of all outside sponsored travel. Among the targets: military pharmacists, doctors, and others who administer the Pentagon's $6 billion-plus annual budget for prescription drugs
I would have expected Defense contractors to be number one. I hope CPI follows ...Continue reading
Today, May 8th, marks the 125th birthday of Harry S Truman, our 33rd president. He once said, “Secrecy and a... View ArticleContinue reading
The Center for Public Integrity’s PaperTrail blog highlights a new report on international government corruption that’s set to be released... View ArticleContinue reading