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Fossil discovery could complicate Nevada solar project

by E&E News | July 11, 2023
Among the discoveries highlighted in the study — obtained through a public records request by the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility — were “two proboscidean tusks” that could have belonged to a woolly mammoth. The tusks are buried less than 5 feet ...

Judge tosses lawsuit over PFAS in plastic barrels

by E&E News | April 7, 2023
“That rule ensures that citizen suits serve to ‘supplement rather than to supplant governmental action,'” Boasberg, an Obama appointee, wrote in the opinion. At issue in the lawsuit from the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) and Public Employees for Environmental ...

Greens petition NOAA to create ‘whale safety zones’

by E&E News | March 15, 2023
Environmental advocates, incensed by recent reports of ships speeding through slow zones meant to protect whales, are calling on NOAA to establish year-round navigation standards for all coastal waters. The Ocean Foundation and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) on ...

EPA targets ‘forever chemicals’ in historic water rule

by E&E Greenwire | March 14, 2023
Multiple major organizations shared similar sentiments. Erik Olson, a senior health expert with the Natural Resources Defense Council, called the proposal “groundbreaking,” while Earthjustice attorney Jonathan Kalmuss-Katz said that it was “necessary” and “long overdue.” Still ...

Greens ask BLM to enforce sage grouse rules in Wyoming

by E & E News | March 10, 2023
A coalition of environmental groups this week asked Bureau of Land Management Director Tracy Stone-Manning to stop her agency from granting exceptions to protective stipulations for greater sage grouse in Wyoming. The groups, led by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and the ...
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