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Park Service Lack of Transparency Created Its Huge FOIA Backlog

by Jeff Ruch | November 18, 2022
The National Park Service is drowning in FOIA requests - the backlog has nearly doubled during the past two years ...

COMMENTARY | Saving Species Under Threat

by Tim Whitehouse | November 15, 2022
Protecting biodiversity and endangered species such as the North Atlantic Right Whale is one of the great challenges of our time ...

COMMENTARY | Home on the Range: Wild Horses on Public Lands

by Chandra Rosenthal | November 9, 2022
Wild horses are given a bad reputation for damaging public lands but BLM data shows that livestock are the real problem ...

COMMENTARY | Countering the Western War on Wolves

by Jeff Ruch | November 2, 2022
A science-based approach to wolf and predator management is the key to restoring ecological balance in America’s Western lands ...

COMMENTARY | House Gives Hope to Federal Whistleblowers, Senate Must Step Up

by Colleen Teubner | October 27, 2022
In order to ensure that the Whistleblower Protection Improvement Act stands a chance of becoming law, voters must keep their Senators accountable ...

COMMENTARY | EPA Continues to Exempt the Most Widespread Bee- and Bird-Killing Insecticides

by Peter Jenkins | October 20, 2022
EPA continues to fail to regulate bee and bird killing pesticides, particularly those used to coat crop seeds ...

COMMENTARY | Biden’s First Monument Not Very Monumental

by Jeff Ruch | October 19, 2022
Is Camp Hale the least protected national monument in American History ...

COMMENTARY | U.S. Geological Survey Labs Must Cure Culture of Reprisal

by Jeff Ruch | October 5, 2022
Third party review will help prevent future scientific scandals at the U.S. Geological Survey by providing a safe channel for USGS scientists to report problems without fear of reprisal ...

COMMENTARY | “Climate Smart” Agriculture Requires Better Environmental Assessments

by Hudson Kingston | October 2, 2022
USDA should skip playing the markets and allow for greater public input as it develops its climate programs ...

COMMENTARY | Glacier Skies to Finally Go Quiet

by Paula Dinerstein | September 29, 2022
The path to serenity in the skies above all national parks is no longer subject to the demands of commercial tourism but the work is far from over ...

COMMENTARY | The Worst Kind of Backroom Deal

by Tim Whitehouse | September 12, 2022
It is time to work to stop the Manchin-Schumer side deal to the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA ...

COMMENTARY | The Inflation Reduction Act Funds Additional Staffing at National Park Service

by Colleen Teubner | August 18, 2022
The National Park Service received funding to hire 5,000 more employees over the next ten years as part of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 ...

COMMENTARY | Building Better Climate Solutions

by Tim Whitehouse | August 10, 2022
To address climate change we must move faster to clean energy sources, reduce energy consumption, and conserve vast spaces of land and water ...

COMMENTARY | PFAS Contamination Study Yields Frightening Results

by Kyla Bennett | August 5, 2022
Environmental contamination of PFAS has exceeded a new planetary boundary or environmental limits within which humans can survive ...

COMMENTARY | Senate Agreement Kick-Starts Climate Action

by Tim Whitehouse | August 1, 2022
The Senate is one step closer to historic climate legislation that would benefit communities and invest hundreds of billions of dollars in clean energy programs ...

COMMENTARY | Environmental Whistleblowers and the Need for Change at EPA

by Tim Whitehouse | July 20, 2022
Environmental whistleblowers may not grab the nation's attention but they are vital to creating meaningful government reforms ...

Op-Ed | An alarm is raised, little is done, and employees flee

by Chandra Rosenthal | July 13, 2022
Fed up with the state’s failure to regulate air permits, three state employees came forward about a year ago, but little has changed ...

COMMENTARY | Extreme Judicial Activism in West Virginia v. EPA

by Kevin Bell | June 30, 2022
The ruling, in effect, smothers any attempt to use EPA's existing statutory authorities to control carbon emissions or meaningfully slow climate change ...

REPORT | Building a Better BLM

by Chandra Rosenthal | June 15, 2022
To build a better BLM, PEER recommends prioritizing staff protecting land health and biodiversity and shift priorities away from resource extraction ...

COMMENTARY | New Mexico Dairy Farmers’ Toxic Fight

by Monica Mercola | June 6, 2022
A new Mexico Dairy farmer who lost his entire herd to PFAS contamination is yet another tragic example of the EPA's lack of action on PFAS regulation ...