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Forest Service takes the lead in e-bike access

by E&E News Greenwire | April 27, 2022
Ultimately, the legality of e-bikes on public lands is likely to be settled in the courts. A decision is expected soon in a lawsuit seeking to block the NPS e-bike policy filed by the advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). Judge Rudolph Contreras of the ...

Trump firing policy still on the books at Interior, DOE

by E&E News Greenwire | April 26, 2022
The Interior Department has kept a strict Trump-era firing policy in place, something critics say contradicts President Joe Biden’s order to protect the federal workforce. The group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, or PEER, has called on Interior Secretary Deb Haaland ...

EPA hits reset on pesticides and endangered species work

by E&E News Greenwire | April 12, 2022
Some advocates felt the work plan left a lot to be desired. Kyla Bennett, who directs science policy for the group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, said she appreciated EPA’s honesty around not having the resources to meet its demands in a reasonable time frame. But she ...

EPA: ‘Forever chemicals’ in pesticide barrels may be illegal

by E&E News Greenwire | March 16, 2022
EPA has been investigating the container issue since last December, when the nonprofit group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility found elevated levels of PFAS in pesticides sprayed in Massachusetts, including Anvil 10+10, a widely used mosquito repellent (E&E News PM, Jan ...

Garland guidance urges agencies to release more docs

Kevin Bell, staff counsel for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, said agencies haven’t been following the standard either. “It really has become a box-checking exercise,” Bell told E&E News. “I don’t think this memo helps too much with that ...