Yesterday the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform published a notice that they would be holding a hearing on Thursday concerning “Whistleblower Reprisal and Management Failures at the U.S. Chemical Safety Board”. No other information is available on the Committee web site at this time.
I cannot find any news mentions of a whistleblower case involving the CSB. The CSB has attracted the ire of many within both the Executive Branch and the Congress for their apparent concentration on the lack of action the two branches have taken on recommended chemical safety issues rather than solely concentrating on determining the physical root cause of major chemical accidents. I hope that this hearing is not a response to that anger.