Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo was a senior party analyst at the US Environmental Protection Agency and is the founder of the No FEAR Institute. The purpose of this institute is to provide a place where Americans can speak out against retaliation and harassment. She also founded the No FEAR Coalition. This program groups together civil rights and whistleblower organizations to create higher legislative protections for federal employees. Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo has also written a book about her experiences as a whistleblower in the EPA Her book is titled No Fear: A Whistleblower’s Triumph Over Corruption and Retaliation at the EPA. Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo joined the Wednesday Buzz to discuss her book and her experience.
She explained that while she was working at the EPA, she was expected to lie whenever she was asked about the reports of death and/or injuries. When she refused to do so, she was kicked off the project and replaced by someone who would play up the business opportunities in South Africa instead of the humanitarian crisis. After she exposed these abuses, Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo received many threats to not only to herself, but also to her family.
Listen to the entire interview with host Jan Miyasaki: