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State commission in crisis

...political and financial independence. Their proposals would use different methods, but each says having a credible, robust watchdog is important.Most ethics reforms come as a political response to scandal. By that measure, there may have been ample scandal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-09-14/state-commission-cris
Nuclear activists form new Savannah River Site watchdog group

...nuclear energy activists have formed a new public interest watchdog group to monitor Savannah River Site activities.Tom Clements...called SRS Watch. Frances Close, who established the SRS watchdog Energy Research Foundation in 1980, is the group's president...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-03/nuclear-activists-form-new-sa
MOX facility contractor requests construction extension for work at Savannah River Site

...final completion date is unknown. The extension request does not authorize any additional work.Tom Clements, director of watchdog group SRS Watch and a critic of the MOX project, said the extension request highlights ongoing problems with the construction...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-03/mox-facility-contractor-requ
Watchdog questions deal on Haley's campaign trips

COLUMBIA - A government watchdog group, contrary to the opinion of South Carolina's ethics agency, is insisting Gov. Nikki Haley refund taxpayers for a trip...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-11-17/watchdog-questions-deal-haley
Latest Vogtle spending approved; plea for water conservation ignored

...ratepayers paid for and expected Vogtle would do."The commissioners also rejected a request from SACE, the only consumer watchdog organization that intervened in the construction monitoring docket, to bar the company from collecting any return on equity...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-20/latest-vogtle-spending-appro
Report highlights ongoing concerns with aging SRS infrastructure

...and mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility.Tom Clements, an anti-nuclear activist and the director of the government watchdog group SRS Watch, said budget constraints aren't easing, and securing money to maintain degrading infrastructure is not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-16/report-highlights-ongoing-co
NCAA board hands five biggest conferences more power

...to be great for those five conferences and that's about it," said Gerald Gurney, president of The Drake Group, an NCAA watchdog. "I don't think it's going to be a good step for non-revenue sports or for Title IX. We are going to get into a new...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-08-07/ncaa-board-hands-five-big
Rep. Paul Broun assailed by watchdog group

...Congress" by a Washington, D.C., watchdog group on Wednesday, the same day a local...named in the report.In 2011, after the watchdog group filed a complaint with the Federal...dismissal of this matter. This so-called 'watchdog' group doesn't care about the facts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2013-09-19/rep-paul-broun
Government safety agency missed Cobalt clues

...DETROIT - For years, the U.S. government's auto safety watchdog sent form letters to worried owners of the Chevrolet Cobalt...the legal resources to match the automakers."It's a poor watchdog of a very powerful industry," he said.NHTSA says it screens...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-28/government-safety-agency-m
Advocates want ethics chief out

ATLANTA -- An ethics watchdog group called for the resignation of the state ethics commission director Tuesday, citing her involvement in recent whistleblower...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-18/advocates-want-ga-ethics-chi