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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 ...

COMMENTARY | Unveiling Challenges in Minnesota’s Forest Management

by Chandra Rosenthal | December 7, 2023
Minnesota DNR employees are concerned that the current forest management plan is unduly prioritizing timber production over conservation efforts ...

COMMENTARY | Artificial Turf – A Plague on the Earth

by Kyla Bennett | November 13, 2023
Like a nasty rash, artificial turf has spread beyond sports fields to urban lawns, schoolyards, and parks ...

COMMENTARY | PEER’s Response to Interior’s Law Enforcement Report

by Guest Contributor | November 7, 2023
The Department of Interior's long-awaited report highlighted the declining staffing levels within its agencies, especially NPS and BLM ...

COMMENTARY | Redeeming Santa Susana: Micro-Steps Up a Mountain

by Jeff Ruch | November 6, 2023
The communities around Santa Susana will continue to suffer while Boeing shirks responsibility and leaves a toxic legacy ...

COMMENTARY | Stronger Whistleblower Protections for Government Contractors

by Colleen Teubner | November 3, 2023
Government contractors who blow the whistle on agency misconduct may finally join the ranks of their public employee counterparts in enjoying the same protections ...

COMMENTARY | Artificial Turf Spreads Like Weeds on Long Island

by Monica Mercola | October 17, 2023
Despite known environmental harms, towns and businesses continue to install artificial turf fields at alarming rates ...

COMMENTARY | White House Censorship in the Name of Scientific Integrity

by Tim Whitehouse | October 2, 2023
There is good reason to fear that a new Biden administration policy will create a broad chilling effect on scientific work involving hot button topics ...

COMMENTARY | Why the Chilling Fight Behind Climate Change?

by Tim Whitehouse | September 28, 2023
This country cannot be locked into a new generation of toxic refrigerants, many of which have significant global warming potential ...

Op-Ed | San Francisco’s Sewage Agency Also Needs Some Treatment

by Jeff Ruch | August 31, 2023
San Francisco taxpayers and ratepayers are footing the bill in the fight against tougher sewage controls on its oceanside outlets since 2019 ...

COMMENTARY | DNR Logging Violations on Fisheries and Wildlife Lands

by Guest Contributor | August 24, 2023
Minnesota DNR failed to protect the natural resources they have been entrusted to manage, allowing logging to supersede habitat and wildlife ...

“P” in PEER Also Stands for Persistent

by Paula Dinerstein | August 15, 2023
Persistence pays off for PEER even in the battle for the skies of national parks ...

COMMENTARY | Is Congress Too Dysfunctional to Fund the National Parks?

by Jeff Ruch | August 10, 2023
In past decades, America’s best idea was one of the few domestic programs enjoying bipartisan support ...

COMMENTARY | Florida’s Environment – A Native Floridian Perspective

by Natasha De La Cruz | August 3, 2023
Florida must take significant steps to promote coastal resiliency and protect all communities against the effects of climate change and water pollution ...

COMMENTARY | Managing Rangelands From Outer Space

by Chandra Rosenthal | June 27, 2023
The BLM has introduced satellite imagery as its latest land management tool – with predictably bad results ...

COMMENTARY | Trump Vs. Biden: Federal Governance

by Peter Jenkins | June 22, 2023
A comparison of the Trump Administration and the first two years of the Biden Administration on their Good Governance activity ...

COMMENTARY | Strategy Needed to Avert Whale Mortality

by Tim Whitehouse | May 30, 2023
At least three large whale species in U.S. waters are on the brink of extinction, with more listed as endangered. Urgent action is needed ...

Change is Possible! National Parks Reclaim Their Skies

by Paula Dinerstein | May 24, 2023
The first serious inroads have been made into curbing swarms of commercial air tours rumbling across some of America’s most besieged national parks ...
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