A whistleblower (whistle-blower or whistle blower) is a person who tells the public or someone in authority about alleged dishonest or illegal activities (misconduct) occurring in a government department or private company or organization.
Questions about the legitimacy of whistle blowing, the moral responsibility of whistle blowing, and the appraisal of the institutions of whistle blowing are part of our moral integrity , where we decide to do what is right in the eyes of our laws , morals and ethics, not what is right for us individually.
Whistleblowers frequently face reprisal, sometimes at the hands of the organization or group which they have accused, sometimes from related organizations, and sometimes under law.
One of the first laws that protected whistleblowers was the 1863 United States False Claims Act (revised in 1986), which tried to combat fraud by suppliers of the United States government during the Civil War. The act encourages whistleblowers by promising them a percentage of the money recovered or damages won by the government and protects them from wrongful dismissal
Our most basic environment resource WATER which covers over 70% of our earth and from which life cannot be sustained does not keep this promise to we the people. Under the Clean Water Act , one of the msot powerful environmental protection laws which can uniformly protect water resources from pollution by all industries , offers no reward for persons protecting the pollution of one of our most valued assets.
Employees who report criminal activity which involves pollutting our waters from industy on land and offshore offers the whistleblower one of these incentives - punishment , retrobution , harrassment , termination , and abuse.
The biggest majority of whistelblowers who report violations of the Clean Water Act are most often employees of the business. Upon reporting this criminal violation the employees is immediately terminated , with absolutely no help from the federal authority and no financial reward , thus leaving a most bleak alternative to motivate anyone from ever wanting to report a violation where their work place or any other is pollutting our oceans or drinking waters.