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Trump holdout resigns from embattled chemical board

by E&E News | June 13, 2022
CSB, which operates independently of EPA and oversees national responses to chemical disasters, struggled significantly under the Trump administration, which repeatedly sought to dissolve the board and halt its funding. Lemos became the board’s only member for a time as staffing ...

Stone-Manning: BLM sage grouse changes, grazing rule coming soon

by E&E News | March 30, 2022
Stone-Manning’s speech to the ranching trade group today comes as environmental advocates this month ramped up calls for BLM to better manage livestock and sheep grazing to protect stressed federal lands. The government watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility ( ...

Watchdog reports 54M acres of BLM rangeland fails health standards

by E&E News | March 14, 2022
Roughly half of all rangelands leased by the Bureau of Land Management for livestock grazing do not meet baseline health standards, according to a new analysis by a government watchdog group. Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, or PEER, analyzed BLM data covering assessments ...

Whistleblower case ensnares senior BLM official

by E&E News | February 11, 2022
Interior said in its motion that Loewen was fired in November 2021 “based on his unacceptable performance and failure to follow instructions.” But lawyers for the government watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), which is representing Loewen, counter ...

NPS accused of shelving employee report on ‘toxic culture’

by E&E News | November 15, 2021
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility today accused the National Park Service of “burying” a 2018 report that provided a detailed and critical look at the agency’s long-standing struggles with employee harassment and its “toxic culture.” The report cited “the ...