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COMMENTARY | Trump’s Enemies List: Dismantling the Civil Service

by Peter Jenkins | July 10, 2024
If elected, Donald Trump will likely pick up where he left off – going after the federal merit system founded more than 140 years ago ...

COMMENTARY | EPA’s Effort to Misrepresent Pesticide Tests Backfires

by Kyla Bennett | July 5, 2024
EPA’s Effort to Misrepresent Pesticide Tests Backfires This commentary was originally published in the Summer 2024 edition of PEEReview. In a misguided effort to protect its reputation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) knowingly issued false statements that pesticides it ...

COMMENTARY | Hubris Squared: What the End of Chevron Means

by Tim Whitehouse | July 1, 2024
The Supreme Court has limited government agencies’ ability to interpret and implement federal laws protecting public health and the environment ...

COMMENTARY | Science Integrity at NOAA: Run Silent, Run Deep

by Jeff Ruch | June 27, 2024
Most agencies sent their draft scientific integrity policies out for public comment, but not the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration ...

COMMENTARY | New White House Carbon Offsetting ‘Principles’ Lack Teeth

by Laurie Williams | June 10, 2024
The administration should find the courage to reverse course and acknowledge that carbon offsets are a dangerous and damaging distraction ...

COMMENTARY | What the FCC Must Do to Comply with New NEPA Rules

by Guest Contributor | June 10, 2024
To date, the Federal Communications Commission has had neither the personnel nor resources to comply with NEPA ...

COMMENTARY | Plastics Pollution – Setbacks and Solutions

by Colleen Teubner | June 7, 2024
With plastics production on course to triple over the coming decades, immediate efforts are needed to tackle the plastics crisis ...

COMMENTARY | It’s Not Easy Being a BLM Range Conservationist

by Guest Contributor | May 21, 2024
Former Bureau of Land Management employee Kathy Voth shares her perspective on the agency's management of federal rangelands ...

COMMENTARY | Countdown for PEER’s Regulatory Petitions

by Peter Jenkins | May 9, 2024
Read the latest updates on eleven of the regulatory petitions we've worked on this year. With an election just around the corner, now is the time to ramp up action to get our requests granted, especially in case there is a new administration in 2025 ...

COMMENTARY | New Integrity Policies Exhibit Old Problems

by Jeff Ruch | May 2, 2024
Biden directed all federal agencies to strengthen their scientific integrity policies. Three years later, no new policies have been ratified ...

COMMENTARY | What will BLM’s new Public Lands Rule Mean for Conservation?

by Chandra Rosenthal | April 26, 2024
The DOI's final Public Lands Rule was designed to elevate conservation to equal status with traditional energy development, resource extraction, and grazing. Here's our take on it ...

COMMENTARY | EPA’s Seresto Decision is Harmful to Your Pet

by Kyla Bennett | April 25, 2024
EPA approved Seresto pet collars to control fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and other pests. Almost immediately, they started receiving “incident reports” from the manufacturer ...

COMMENTARY | The Park Service Should Not Be Subsidizing Multi-Billion Telecoms to “Wire” Our National Parks

by Tim Whitehouse | April 15, 2024
Legislation is advancing to require the NPS to provide broadband and cellular access in every park where there is a perceived need for greater coverage ...

COMMENTARY | PEER Applauds the Biden Administration’s Effort to Protect Civil Service from Politicization

by Tim Whitehouse | April 9, 2024
PEER applauds the Biden administration's rule protecting civil servants should a future administration attempt to strip them of their workplace protections ...

COMMENTARY | Trans-Alaska Pipeline Climate Cluelessness

by Jeff Ruch | March 25, 2024
In its 45 years of operation, TAPS has undergone only two environmental assessments: one in 1972 and the other in 2002 ...

COMMENTARY | Did You Know? Carbon Capture and Storage is a False Climate Solution

by Tim Whitehouse | March 18, 2024
CCS does not address the GHG emissions, environmental degradation, or public health consequences from the build-out of infrastructure ...

COMMENTARY | Vital Safety Net for Pollinators in Peril

by Tim Whitehouse | March 12, 2024
The EPA's 1984 eco-mistake led to the overuse of pesticides, the wholesale loss of pollinators, and widespread environmental contamination ...

Op-Ed | Why is EPA Considering Lethal Pesticides for Florida Citrus?

by Kyla Bennett | January 29, 2024
Originally published in and reprinted with permission of The Orlando Sentinel. Why is EPA Considering Lethal Pesticides for Florida Citrus? Few pesticides have raised more red flags across the world in recent years than an insecticide called aldicarb. This neurotoxic poison is a notorious ...

COMMENTARY | Addressing Radon Risks in Public Housing: PEER is Making Progress

by Chandra Rosenthal | January 28, 2024
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after cigarette smoking and public housing is often ground zero for exposure ...
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