Bush Voids Whistleblower Protections for EPA Employees The
Bush administration has declared itself immune from whistleblower
protections for federal workers under the Clean Water Act, according to
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). As a result
of an opinion issued by a unit within the Office of the Attorney
General, federal workers will have little protection from official
retaliation for reporting water pollution enforcement breakdowns,
manipulations of science or cleanup failures.