Rocky Mountain Director
Phone: 202-265-7337 x501
Rocky Mountain PEER covers the states of the Rocky Mountain region. These states contain millions of acres of federally protected lands. These unique areas, which include Yellowstone National Park, Arches National Monument, the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, Grand Teton National Park, and Rocky Mountain National Park, bring countless visitors to the breathtaking landscapes that define the Rocky Mountains. Major environmental issues facing the region include habitat protection, roadless forests and wilderness areas, urban and suburban sprawl, and water issues.
Chandra Rosenthal, a Colorado native, heads up the office as Rocky Mountain PEER Director. Chandra, formerly staff attorney with Defenders of Wildlife specializing in endangered species and public lands issues, has also worked for the U.S. Department of Justice and, under a legal fellowship, worked on a Superfund site with the Department of Energy.
“I view my job as helping the region’s public service professionals do their jobs of protecting the diverse and abundant natural resources of the Rockies,” states Rosenthal.
Toxic Chemicals In Your Backyard
Environmental Protection Agency Data: Does it Point to Colorado as the PFAS Capital of the U.S.?
PEER IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION
State’s Air Quality Worsens While Cosmetic Changes Ignore Core Problems
Whistleblower Faces Suspension for Saying BLM Lacks “Gumption”
Conservation groups petition EPA to step in and protect air quality
Gutted Reform Bill and New Regs Offer Nothing to Stem Downward Spiral
Continued Swarms of Overflights Deemed Incompatible with Park Values
There are serious concerns about many provisions of the new BLM conservation rule and its potential negative impact on public lands
Agency Sets the Stage to Renew 1, 372 Montana Grazing Allotments Renewed in One Fell Swoop – No NEPA
Colorado Refuses to Fix Major Underlying Flaws in Approving New Permit
Despite Horrid Conditions No Recognition of Overgrazing or Climate Impact
Wild horses are given a bad reputation for damaging public lands but BLM data shows that livestock are the real problem.
Huge swaths of BLM lands are failing fundamental land health standards with current livestock grazing management identified as a significant cause.
A science-based approach to wolf and predator management is the key to restoring ecological balance in America’s Western lands.
Threat to Food Chain Justifies Colorado Ban of All Pesticides Containing PFAS
State Resists Reforms Identified by Whistleblowers and Confirmed by EPA
State Directed to Fix Illegal Permits and Cease Enabling Pollution Evasions
Fed up with the state’s failure to regulate air permits, three state employees came forward about a year ago, but little has changed.
Fed up with the state’s failure to regulate air permits and after years of quietly watching the quality of Colorado’s air decline, about a year ago three state employees bravely came forward. The whistleblowers called out the state Air Pollution Control Division for...
On May 11, 2022, the Colorado Legislature tackled the PFAS contamination crisis by passing one of the most comprehensive state bills restricting PFAS.
Groups Seek State Testing and Monitoring at Lowry Landfill Superfund Site
BLM needs to create a central BLM geodatabase, coordinate all of the agency databases, complete and update all Land Health Standards evaluations.