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NPS accused of foot-dragging with 10-year plastic waste plan

by E&E News | October 24, 2023
The National Park Service’s plan to ban single-use plastics at its 425 park sites by 2032 moves far too slowly, an environmental advocacy group said Tuesday. In an analysis of the plan, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility called it “needlessly protracted, encumbered ...

A new ally in enviros’ fight against artificial turf: Swifties

by E&E News | October 17, 2023
“Taylor Swift is a powerful voice given her popularity, and she uses her platform to raise awareness and spark change,” said Kyla Bennett, director of science policy with Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, who has advocated against plastic athletic fields being ...

PEER blasts park service for low morale, ‘culture of retaliation’

by E&E News | September 21, 2023
Two years later, Sams is struggling on both counts, leading an agency that’s “mired in reform malaise,” Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, an advocacy group, said Wednesday. “In steering its increasingly strained workforce, the park service is failing to address ...

Lawsuit: BLM failing to evaluate grazing impacts on public lands

by E&E News | September 13, 2023
The Bureau of Land Management has failed to assess the rangeland health of most livestock grazing allotments, resulting in overgrazing that is degrading potentially millions of acres of federal lands, a coalition of environmental groups claims in a new federal lawsuit. What’s more, ...

Feds seek more than a face-lift for aging wildlife health center

by E&E News | September 1, 2023
Groundbreaking for the new facility is tentatively scheduled for late 2024 or early 2025, though the exact timing will turn on both the environmental impact statement process and on congressional appropriations. Citing in part the work of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, ...
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