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Groups threaten to sue over acting chiefs

by E&E News | April 28, 2020
“Two advocacy groups are threatening to sue Interior Secretary David Bernhardt if he allows the acting directors of the Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service to remain in place after their terms expire next week. Bernhardt earlier this month signed an amended order ...

Bernhardt: We will reopen sites ‘as rapidly as possible’

by E&E News | April 27, 2020
“At President Trump’s order, national parks across the country will reopen “as rapidly as possible,” Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said in a weekend tweet. The advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility said the Park Service must take ...

Group blasts COVID-19 guidance as ‘downright unhelpful’

by E&E News | April 23, 2020
“A government watchdog group is raising questions about EPA protocols for its inspectors after obtaining a copy of the agency’s health guidance for the COVID-19 pandemic. The group, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), charged that the agency’s ...

Agency preps plans to return to work

by E&E News | April 21, 2020
“Following White House guidance issued yesterday, EPA told employees in an email last night that senior agency leadership is working on a strategy to return staffers to the workplace. Kyla Bennett, a former EPA inspector now with the watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental ...

BLM approves controversial Colo. management plan

by E&E News | April 9, 2020
“The Bureau of Land Management has approved what it calls a “balanced” land use plan for southwest Colorado that critics say unnecessarily emphasizes energy development over conservation. The government watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility ...
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