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Newsom Lets Boeing Keep Groundwater Forever Polluted

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, November 22, 2022 CONTACT Jeff Ruch (510) 213-7028 jruch@peer.org    Newsom Lets Boeing Keep Groundwater Forever Polluted New Deal Sets No Timetable for Cleaning Highly Toxic Santa Susana Aquifer   Oakland, CA — The Newsom...

Park Service Lack of Transparency Created Its Huge FOIA Backlog

Park Service Lack of Transparency Created Its Huge FOIA Backlog The National Park Service is drowning in unanswered Freedom of Information Act requests. According to the Interior Department’s latest quarterly report, NPS led all other Interior agencies in both new...

Ban Lead Ammunition and Tackle from National Parks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, November 17, 2022 CONTACT Chandra Rosenthal (303) 898-0798 crosenthal@peer.org Jeff Ruch (510) 213-7028 jruch@peer.org     Ban Lead Ammunition and Tackle from National Parks Groups Petition to Protect Wildlife, Human Health and the...

NOAA Passes the Buck on Alaska Crab Fishery Collapses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, November 16, 2022 CONTACT Braxton Dew braxton.dew@gmail.com Jeff Ruch jruch@peer.org (510) 213-7028   NOAA Passes the Buck on Alaska Crab Fishery Collapses Denies Blame for Wildly Inflated Population Estimates Causing Overfishing...

COMMENTARY | Saving Species Under Threat

Saving Species Under Threat How to better care for and protect the Earth’s remaining biodiversity is a major reason that public employees come to us for assistance. Such is the case with our work on the North Atlantic right whale. For over a decade, PEER has been...

PEERMail | Are Wild Horses to Blame for Failing Rangeland Health?

Are Wild Horses to Blame for Failing Rangeland Health? Many private ranchers blame wild horses for degrading public lands in the west, but what role do these animals play in harming the landscape? We decided to investigate this important question after the Bureau of...

COMMENTARY | Home on the Range: Wild Horses on Public Lands

Home on the Range: Wild Horses on Public Lands Bureau of Land Management (BLM) rangeland health data, collected and analyzed by PEER, paints a bleak picture of the conditions on a broad swath of public lands. The main reason for the cited ecological destruction is...

COMMENTARY | Countering the Western War on Wolves

Countering the Western War on Wolves Following the removal of Endangered Species Act protections for the gray wolf in the waning weeks of the Trump administration, several Western states have declared open season on this alpha predator. PEER is working to curb the...

Substantial PFAS Contamination Found in Pesticides in Colorado

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, November 1, 2022 Contact: Kyla Bennett kbennett@peer.org (508) 230-9933 Chandra Rosenthal crosenthal@peer.org (303) 898-0798   Substantial PFAS Contamination Found in Pesticides in Colorado Threat to Food Chain Justifies Colorado...

PEERMail | What This Election Means

What This Election Means With the mid-term elections right around the corner, the economy, inflation, a woman’s right to choose, and the state of our democracy are on a lot of people’s minds. There is a lot at stake in these elections. The outcome will not only have a...

Florida’s Manatees Suffering Another Very Bad Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, October 24, 2022 Contact: Colleen Teubner, cteubner@peer.org, (240) 247-0295 Jaime Honkawa jhonkawa@peer.org (310) 625-7277   Florida’s Manatees Suffering Another Very Bad Year Mortality Through September on Track for Second...

Colorado Balks at EPA Ozone Reducing Recommendations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, October 24, 2022 Contact: Chandra Rosenthal crosenthal@peer.org (303) 898-0798   Colorado Balks at EPA Ozone Reducing Recommendations State Resists Reforms Identified by Whistleblowers and Confirmed by EPA   Denver, CO — As...

COMMENTARY | Biden’s First Monument Not Very Monumental

Biden’s First Monument Not Very Monumental Earlier this month, nearly halfway through his term, President Biden made the first use of his Antiquity Act powers to create a new national monument – The Camp Hale – Continental Divide National Monument. In so doing,...

Los Angeles’ Artificial Turf Plan Misguided

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, October 18, 2022 Contact: Kyla Bennett, kbennett@peer.org, 508-230-9933 Jaime Honkawa jhonkawa@peer.org (310) 625-7277   Los Angeles’ Artificial Turf Plan Misguided PFAS Found in Turf Dangerous for Children   Los Angeles, CA —...

Fumigant Decision Shows EPA Science at Its Worst

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, October 18, 2022 Contact: Kyla Bennett, kbennett@peer.org, 508-230-9933   Fumigant Decision Shows EPA Science at Its Worst EPA Doubles Down on Mistakes Despite Whistleblower and IG Critiques    Washington, DC —After a...

PEERMail | Ending a Culture of Reprisal at USGS

Ending a Culture of Reprisal at USGS For over 5 years, we have represented Evi Emmenegger, a U.S. Geological Survey microbiologist who was fired after reporting dangerous biosafety breaches at a wildlife disease laboratory, This month, a federal judge has ruled that...

Ruling Bares Reprisal Culture Atop USGS Lab

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, October 6, 2022 Contact: Paula Dinerstein pdinerstein@peer.org (202) 265-6391 Peter Jenkins pjenkins@peer.org (202) 265-4189 Jeff Ruch jruch@peer.org (510) 213-7028   Ruling Bares Reprisal Culture Atop USGS Lab Judge Finds...

Boeing’s Weak Santa Susana Cleanup Triggers Lawsuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, October 6, 2022 Contact Jeff Ruch, PEER, jruch@peer.org (510) 213-7028 Melissa Bumstead, Parents Against Santa Susana Field Lab Santasusanacampaign@gmail.com (818) 233-0642 Denise Duffield, Physicians for Social Responsibility,...