PEER works to support the enforcement of environmental and natural resource laws at the federal, state and local levels. The need for protection for our natural resources and public health has never been greater. Even as the need for strong environmental and natural resource protection is growing, enforcement programs are facing declining budgets, lower staffing levels, and dispirited morale.
Forest, Parks, and Lands Enforcement
PEER is dedicated to serving law enforcement rangers, agents and other professionals working in our forests, ranges and parklands.
NEWS FROM PEER
"The state agency most responsible for keeping sewage out of the Indian River Lagoon and drinking water safe went too soft on violators last year, according to a nonprofit group of public employees. Despite a tripling in overall penalty amounts — driven by a handful...
Groups Seek State Testing and Monitoring at Lowry Landfill Superfund Site
Florida’s Fabled “Forgotten Coast” Beset by Torrent of Sewage Violations
First Major Test for State’s New Environmental Justice Action Task Force
Water Board Chair Reaped Boeing Cash Before Woolsey Fire Fines Forgiven
EPA Criminal Referrals, Prosecutions, and Convictions Not Rebounding
Lawsuit to Excavate 1,200+ Buried Industry Chemical Hazard Reports
EPA Lacks Plan to Fill or Retain Critical Scientific Specialist Positions
Suit Seeks Redress for 9/11 First Responders Suffering Respiratory Injuries
The EPA is undervaluing the short term Global Warming Potential of methane gas in its most recent regulation proposal.
Absent a major shift in priorities at the National Park Service, it is only a matter of time before we see preventable deaths and other disasters
Report on Enforcement Efforts by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection – Calendar Year 2020
Dunn Landfill in New York impacts the residents of Rensselaer with problems like truck traffic, odor, dust and leachate.
Air Modelers Request Federal Intervention and Whistleblower Protection
The strength of pollution regulation in the U.S. relies on enforcement, and the agency in charge is falling down on the job.
The EPA is crippling the Environmental Appeals Board, disempowering communities and enabling polluters.
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Governor DeSantis’ Pollution Control Record Even Weaker Than Scott’s
In FOIA Suit, Pendley Admits Law Enforcement Policies Did Not Change
Despite the connection between exposure to air pollution and adverse outcomes from COVID-19, EPA continues to accelerate its efforts to gut important air quality protections, unleashing what a new staff report by U.S. Senator Carper calls a “pandemic of pollution.”...
Recent actions by the Environmental Protection Agency’s current leadership cast a sad reality- the EPA should sit out Earth Day this year.