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EPA Whistleblowers Provide New Evidence of Ongoing Failure to Assess Dangerous Chemicals

by The Intercept | August 1, 2022
According to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, the organization that’s representing the whistleblowers, the statements may be a violation of the law. “I hope that the inspector general evaluates whether these false statement are violations of the criminal statute,” ...

National Park Service Challenges Mandated E-Bike Rule Review

by Bloomberg Law | July 26, 2022
The National Park Service will ask the D.C. Circuit to overturn a judge’s finding that its rule allowing the use of e-bikes within the parks system needs further environmental review, according to a notice filed in a Washington, D.C., federal court. The agency’s final rule issued in ...

Florida City Sued by Water Quality Whistleblower

The plaintiff resorted to disclosing the water quality problems to the press and a non-profit environmental group, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, due to the City’s alleged willful ignorance; these disclosures eventually led to the Florida Department of Health’s ...

PEER: BLM should account for grazing’s climate impacts

by E&E News | July 25, 2022
The Bureau of Land Management’s oversight of livestock grazing is contributing to the negative effects of a warming climate on federal landscapes, a government watchdog group says in a letter to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland. The letter, dated Friday and sent to Haaland by Public ...

The Bureau of Land Management Lets 1.5 Million Cattle Graze on Federal Land for Almost Nothing, but the Cost to the Climate Could Be High – Inside Climate News

On Monday, the environmental group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) sent a complaint letter to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, accusing the department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) of failing to take into account the climate impacts of its commercial grazing ...

Experts to Congress: Restore EPA Enforcement Staffing and Funding for Environmental Justice

“The administration is trying to reorient its focus, but it needs the tools to do that,” said Tim Whitehouse, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and a former senior attorney for EPA’s enforcement division. “It needs the enforcement officers, ...