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NPS cut its special agents by nearly half, memo shows

by E&E News | January 4, 2023
The National Park Service has reduced the number of criminal investigators who handle difficult cases by 45 percent over the last 20 years, and they will spend less time on property crimes and drug cases as a result, according to an internal memo. The memo, obtained by the advocacy group ...

Ranchers, greens on edge as BLM rewrites grazing rule

by E&E News | December 5, 2022
Last spring, the Western Watersheds Project released an online report showing that BLM failed to conduct an environmental analysis before renewing more than half of the grazing permits it approved last year, resulting in degraded rangelands (E&E News PM, March 23). That same month, the ...

Greens urge National Park Service to ban lead

by E&E News | November 17, 2022
Citing risks to animals that ingest lead either directly or through lead-contaminated prey, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and two other green organizations urged NPS action. “Banning lead from our national parks would be one of the single biggest conservation ...

Watchdog finds chemical agency beset by turmoil

by E&E News | September 8, 2022
One of the most contentious elements of the watchdog’s probe centers on Lemos, a Trump appointee, who was accused last year by the group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility of misusing taxpayer funds, in addition to consolidating power (E&E News PM, May 11, 2021). ...

EPA targets ‘forever chemicals’ in pesticides

by E&E News | September 2, 2022
“We know how dangerous PFAS are, we know where the vast majority are coming from, and we must turn off the tap of all nonessential PFAS uses,” said Kyla Bennett, who directs science policy for PEER. “Removing PFAS from the approved list of inert ingredients for pesticides ...
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