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Remembering Rick Piltz, climate change whistleblower

Rick Piltz, a familiar face in the whistleblower community, died October 18 of cancer at a Washington, D.C., hospice. A policy analyst and climate change whistleblower, Piltz leaves behind a legacy of principled activism, a wife, Karen Metchis, and a daughter, Shayne Piltz. He…

Whistleblower described as “tobacco industry’s worst nightmare” dies

Merrell Williams Jr., 72, died on November 18 of a heart attack at a hospital in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.Described as “the mole who became the tobacco industry’s worst nightmare, he played a crucial role in exposing the industry’s intentional coverup of smoking’s dangers,…

Another whistleblower dies unnoticed

The New York Times reports that Charles D. Varnadore, a former nuclear laboratory technician and whistleblower, has died at the age of 71. Varnadore died on March 7, in Tennessee, but it “went unreported except for a classified advertisement in the…