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.
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NEWS FROM PEER
EPA would straight-jacket its quasi-independent appeals board by determining what it could hear and how it could rule
Incineration and other dirty fuels dressed up and sold as “green” to consumers
High Hazardous Rankings Overlooked on Assumption of Quick Easy Cleanup
Slight 2018 Election-Year Enforcement Uptick Yields Scant Results
“No Surprises” Policy Aims to Avoid Embarrassing State Agencies
As two PEER staffers, we are here to let you know some of the water issues we are working on and why we are continuing to fight every day against the disastrous ideology that the government should go soft on polluters. EPA’s embrace of this ideology is laying the...
Ability of Affected Communities to Appeal Permits on Chopping Block
Referrals, Prosecutions, and Convictions Continue Freefall to Historic Lows
Billion $ Minnesota Nickel /Copper Mine Will Cause Big Pollution Headaches
Official Claims of Near Universal Pollution Compliance Flatly Untrue
Proposed Budget Cuts Threaten Nation’s Drinking Water Quality
Navy Won’t Reveal Radiation Standards for “Free Release” of Contaminated Tracts
Lawsuit Seeks Navy Next Steps to Remedy Tetra-Tech Radiation Falsifications
Corporate Compliance Now Presumed Despite Evaporation of Enforcement
Moving from National Training Academy to Shorter Courses at Non-NPS Facilities
Navy Refused to Review Tetra Tech Work Despite Extensive Hunters Point Fraud
Staff Ordered Not to Transmit Comments Even on Controversial Projects
The EPA Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) website contains databases that users can search for facilities around the country and see past compliance records. Beyond just searching ECHO for pollution sources in your area, for example, you also can:...
Pollution often slips through the cracks of state and federal enforcement. The reasons vary widely, from neglect to deliberate turning of heads to political pressure to technological failures. Citizens can fill those cracks. Americans can, and frequently do, assist...
Some basic concepts related to state implementation and enforcement of federal environmental laws are: State Delegation “State Delegation” is when the federal law in question delegates some or all enforcement to the state agencies, typically after the state’s program...