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Letter to Sec. Deb Haaland – Plastic Free Parks in Two Not Ten Years – 08-09-2022 (PDF) 

Tags: , , , | August 9, 2022
DESCRIPTION: Letter to Secretary Deb Haaland to move up the Department of Interior/National Park Service plastic-free timeline from 10 years to 2 years TO: Secretary Deb Haaland FROM: PEER, Green Latinos and Beyond Plastics DATE: August 09, 2022 TAGS: NPS, Plastic Free Parks ...

Letter to Sec. Haaland – Climate Impacts of Livestock Grazing – 07-22-2022 (PDF)

Tags: , , , | July 22, 2022
Letter to Secretary Deb Haaland and the Climate Task Force regarding Interior’s failure to address climate Impacts of its commercial livestock program ...

REPORT | The Biden Administration’s Bureau of Land Management

Tags: , , | July 19, 2022
Report on the Bureau of Land Management under the Biden Administration and its obligation to rebuild the agency to meet today’s challenges ...

2021 – Florida Enforcement Report

Tags: , , | July 12, 2022
Report on Enforcement Efforts by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection – Calendar Year 2021 ...

Supplemental Comment to Minnesota Public Utilities Commission – Great River Energy Cambridge Plant Permit Alteration – 07-01-2022 (PDF)

Tags: , , | July 1, 2022
DESCRIPTION: Supplemental Comment to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission in the In the Matter of a Request for a Minor Alteration to Great River Energy’s 170 MW, Natural Gas-Fired, Simple Cycle Combustion Turbine Generator at its Cambridge 2 Peaking Plant Site near Cambridge, ...

Outside Witness Testimony – Senate Appropriations Committee – 06-10-2022 (PDF)

Tags: , , , | June 10, 2022
DESCRIPTION: Outside Witness Testimony in Support of Increasing Staffing Levels in Public Land Use Agencies TO: The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies FROM: PEER DATE: June 10, 2022 TAGS: NPS, DOI, BLM, law enforcement, rangers,   ...

Public Comment on Polymet Mine Permit – Fond du Lac Band’s Objection – 06-16-2022 (PDF)

Tags: , , , | June 6, 2022
PEER’s comment to the Army Corps of Engineers regarding the Fond du Lac Band’s Objection to the Proposed Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit for the NorthMet Mine Project ...

Letter to Minnesota Public Utilities Commission – Great River Energy Cambridge Plant Permit Alteration – 05-13-2022 (PDF)

Tags: , , | May 13, 2022
DESCRIPTION: PEER letter to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission in the In the Matter of a Request for a Minor Alteration to Great River Energy’s 170 MW, Natural Gas-Fired, Simple Cycle Combustion Turbine Generator at its Cambridge 2 Peaking Plant Site near Cambridge, Isanti County ...

Letter to EPA and Colorado DPHE- Review of Civil Rights Compliance – 05-09-2022 (PDF)

DESCRIPTION: PEER letter on state of Colorado’s air permitting program with regard to EPA’s nondiscrimination regulation and the current review TO: EPA and Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment FROM: Chandra Rosenthal, PEER DATE: May 9, 2022 TAGS: EPA, Colorado, ...

Letter to Sec. Deb Haaland – NODAP at Dept of Interior – 04-19-2022 (PDF)

Tags: , , | April 19, 2022
DESCRIPTION: PEER letter to Secretary Deb Haaland on Interior’s continued use of the harsh personnel policy known as Notice of Opportunity to Demonstrate Acceptable Performance process, known as a “NODAP.” TO: Secretary Deb Haaland FROM: Tim Whitehouse, PEER DATE: April 19, 2022 ...

Comments on America the Beautiful – 30×30 – 03-07-2022 (PDF)

Tags: , , , | March 7, 2022
DESCRIPTION: Public comments submitted in response to a call for public input in developing an “Atlas” to track a clear baseline of information on lands and waters that are conserved or restored for purposes of the administration’s America the Beautiful initiative to have at least 30 ...

Response Letter to Minnesota Public Utilities Commission – on Liquified Carbon Dioxide Rulemaking – 03-04-2022 (PDF)

Tags: , , | March 4, 2022
DESCRIPTION: PEER letter to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission in the Matter of a Commission Investigation into Potential Rule Amendments Related to Liquified Carbon Dioxide, PUC Docket Number: U999/CI-21-847 TO: Consumer Affairs Office, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission FROM: ...

Maryland Clean Energy Report 2022 (PDF)

Tags: , | February 13, 2022
PEER is calling on Maryland leadership to get dirty energy sources out of the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS ...

Letter to Office of Personnel Management – Clean Record Settlements Rulemaking – 02-03-2022 (PDF)

DESCRIPTION: PEER submitted comments supporting a proposed OPM rulemaking that would remove a prohibition on “clean record” settlements for whistleblowers who are challenging illegal retaliation. TO: Office of Personnel Management FROM: Hudson Kingston, PEER DATE: February 3, 2022 TAGS ...

Letter to Minnesota Public Utilities Commission – on Liquified Carbon Dioxide Rulemaking – 01-31-2022 (PDF)

Tags: , , | January 31, 2022
DESCRIPTION: PEER letter to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission regarding whether the Commission should initiate a rulemaking to cover carbon pipelines under existing hazardous liquid pipeline authority TO: Consumer Affairs Office, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission FROM: Hudson ...

Comment on PFAS Monitoring Plan – to Minnesota Pollution Control Agency – 01-21-2022 (PDF)

Tags: , , , | January 21, 2022
DESCRIPTION: Comment (via letter) to Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Draft PFAS Monitoring Plan Comment TO: Sophie Greene, PFAS Coordinator, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency FROM: Hudson Kingston, PEER DATE: January 21, 2022 TAGS: Minnesota, PFAS, PFOS, pollution     & ...

Letter to BLM, USDA – Scope of environmental review for Federal Lands, Minnesota – 01-19-2022 (PDF)

Tags: , , , , , | January 19, 2022
DESCRIPTION: PEER submitted a letter covering past USFS employee critical feedback, treaty rights impacting NEPA scope, and economic issues related to a USFS and BLM proposal to remove a large amount of BLM-controlled mineral resources under the Superior National Forest from leasing for ...

Letter to Minnesota Pollution Control Agency – Impaired waters list and PFAS – 01-07-2022 (PDF)

DESCRIPTION: Letter to MPCA regarding the impaired waters list, to consider expanding the type and levels of PFAS that would result in impaired waters TO: Miranda Nichols, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency FROM: Hudson Kingston, PEER DATE: January 7, 2022 TAGS: Minnesota, clean water, ...

Letter to Minnesota Public Utilities Commission – 11-17-2021 (PDF)

DESCRIPTION: COMMENTS ON Proposed Amendment to Rules Governing Certificates of Need and Site and Route Permits for Large Electric Power Plants and High-Voltage Transmission Lines, Minnesota Rules Chapters 7849 and 7850 and Governing Notice Plan Filing Requirements, Minnesota Rules, part ...

Letter to Charles Sams – NPS Voices Survey – 11-15-2021 (PDF)

Tags: , , | November 14, 2021
DESCRIPTION: Letter to regarding the NPS Voices listening tour and report identifying culture of employee harassment TO: National Park Service Director Nominee Charles (Chuck) Sams FROM: Tim Whitehouse, PEER Executive Director DATE: November 15, 2021 TAGS: EPA, violence vs. Employees, ...