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Elizabeth Duan

Prior to joining PEER, Elizabeth coordinated events for the nonprofit Women’s Learning Partnership and taught gender studies at Emerson Preparatory School. She has also taught writing at Sidwell Friends School Summer Camp, and organized with New Virginia Majority, Education Reform Now, and Democrats for Education Reform in the Washington, DC area. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, where she studied political science and gender, sexuality, and women’s studies.

BLM Grazing Lands Largely Fail Health Assessment

by Planetizen | May 19, 2024
An analysis from the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) reveals that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is failing to meet agency standards in caring for the 56.7 million acres of rangeland under its purvey, writes Jimmy Tobias in High Country News. “Particularly ...

Watchdogs: BLM quietly rerouted transmission line, favoring mining over national monument

by Nevada Independent | May 16, 2024
Without publicly disclosing it, federal officials pushed the planned pathway of a major NV Energy transmission line out of the way of a potential Southern Nevada mining site — drawing the consternation of conservation watchdog groups, who have previously raised concerns that the line ...

Gold mine dodges Greenlink, but power lines still set to encroach on sensitive Tule Springs Fossil Beds

by 8 News Now |
Conservation groups are questioning the Bureau of Land Management’s “skewed priorities” in decisions surrounding the path of a massive powerline project between Las Vegas and Northern Nevada. Email exchanges between BLM officials and the leader of Basin and Range Watch, Kevin ...

New hope for long-polluted communities, but skepticism of Superfund success remains

In California, public health advocates have accused the US Navy and the EPA of failing to deal with the toxic dumping at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Superfund site in a way that protects the public. The shipyard in San Francisco has been on the Superfund list since 1989, contaminated ...

Forever chemicals on turf fields? Studies increase debate over synthetic vs. real grass

With spring sports in full swing across Maine, there’s a lot of competition for field time. The solution for some communities across the state has been investments in artificial turf to extend the season, but it’s sparked a new debate about just how safe those fields are. One ...

EPA moves to drop Inhance PFAS lawsuit

by Plastics News | May 15, 2024
The Environmental Protection Agency wants to end a landmark lawsuit it brought against Inhance Technologies LLC and its plastic container fluorination process after a federal appeals court… Read the PEER Story… ...
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