Whistleblower Who Talked to San Francisco Bay Guardian Axed

march 21, 2007  11:11 am
Alcatraz Island tour guide Dan Cooke has been fired by the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (GGNPC) in the wake of the alt-weekly's article that quoted him complaining about a sewage spill, the Guardian reports. Cooke has filed an administrative complaint with the U.S. Dept. of Labor against the GGNPC and the National Park Service, claiming he should be protected as a whistleblower. Members of the state assembly are also investigating the firing, according to the Guardian.