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Emails show Park Police reliance on pepper balls, outside police forces during Lafayette protests

by The Hill | November 6, 2020
“U.S. Park Police email traffic during the June protests at Lafayette Square shows that agency officials were unaware which law enforcement agencies were assisting with the heavily criticized government response as demonstrators were overwhelmed by chemical irritants. The heavily ...

Op-Ed: Science protections must be enforceable

by The Hill | September 6, 2020
“Recognizing that things have gotten so out of hand, Congress must enact new, strong enforcement mechanisms to free us from the grip of “alternative facts.” Failure to do so will mean we did not learn the hard lesson of the Trump experience and we have left the door open for it ...

Pence’s use of Fort McHenry threatens Park Service employees

by The Hill | August 26, 2020
“Using the Park Service for a blatantly political speech, such as accepting a nomination for a political role, presents a major hazard of violating the Hatch Act, which forbids any federal employee other than the president or vice president from engaging in political activity at ...

Lawyers question public lands chief move leaving himself in power

by The Hill | August 19, 2020
“The Trump administration’s method of keeping the controversial acting head of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in power even after his nomination is withdrawn is likely not legal, according to experts who have reviewed the orders. Over the weekend, it was made public that ...

Democrats use vulnerable GOP senators to get rare win on environment

by The Hill | August 17, 2020
“President Trump’s decision to withdraw his controversial nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is a rare example of Democrats and conservation groups being able to leverage the vulnerability of Republican senators to their advantage. But the Department of the ...
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