Government Executive

The National Park Service Has Not Required All Locations to Close During Coronavirus, Despite Demands

by Government Executive | April 8, 2020
“Despite calls from lawmakers, union officials and advocates, the National Park Service has not mandated that all of its locations close during the novel coronavirus outbreak. Jeff Ruch, Pacific director for the nonprofit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, called NPS ...

National parks are getting “mixed messages” on coronavirus guidance

by Government Executive | March 23, 2020
“National parks are getting “mixed messages” on coronavirus guidance, the nonprofit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility said on Monday. Over 100 have closed, but most are still open and the Interior Department waived entrance fees to all parks. PEER said the ...

Career Employees Allege EPA Leaders Silenced Them on Key Deregulation Effort

by Government Executive | January 21, 2020
“The Environmental Protection Agency suppressed the work of its career employees and dismissed legitimate science in taking a key deregulatory action, dozens of former and current employees have alleged. The employees are asking investigators to discipline the top officials ...

Organizations Are Improperly Offering Yoga Classes and $20K Weddings in National Parks

by Government Executive | December 26, 2019
“Non-profit organizations are improperly offering wedding, yoga and rental services at national parks, according to a recent audit, and bilking taxpayers in the process. The National Park Service partners with nonprofits to run Residential Environmental Learning Centers (RELCs) on ...

EPA Calls Reporting on Proposed Rulemaking Update ‘Completely Misleading’

by Government Executive | November 12, 2019
On Monday, The New York Times reported a new draft of the EPA’s Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science rule that modifies a 2018 version. According to this draft, scientists would be required to disclose all of their data (including medical records) before the EPA would ...
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