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PEERMail: Trump’s Tree Huggers
Administrator Wheeler plays up a false facade of environmental commitments in op-ed entitled “One Trillion Trees Initiative will build on President Donald Trump’s commitment.”
PEERMail: The Worst One Yet
Of the estimated 95 Trump environmental rollbacks, one of the most dangerous is the aim to gut the Clean Water Act, threatening water security and drinking water quality.
PEERMail: Exploding in a Neighborhood Near You
America’s industrial infrastructure suffers from aging pipes prone to corrosive leaks leading to ignition that have led to near-catastrophic accidents..
PEERMail: PEER in Review 2019
With 2019 almost over, we wanted to share some of the things we are most proud of and thank you for all the support you have given us the past year. We couldn't have done any of it without you. Many of the best things we do at PEER, we cannot talk about. Working...
PEERMail: Bureaucratic High Crimes and Misdemeanors
While the House wrestles with impeachment, executive branch agencies are daily flouting the law – usually under orders from political appointees – with little accountability and even less consequence. Consider some recent examples with which PEER is currently...
PEERMail: Civil Service Crucible
The House impeachment hearings showcased our federal civil service as a true national asset. Conscientious, knowledgeable, and highly professional, the witnesses exhibited the best qualities of public service, amidst pointed, sometimes vicious, political pushback....
PEERMail: Huge Victory by PEER
Why would Massachusetts spend millions to control and remove toxic PFAS from its waters, while at the same time let the EPA approve the discharge of massive amounts of PFAS into the Merrimack River?
PEERMail: Whistleblowers Turning the Tide
From the unfolding impeachment inquiry to court cases across the country, whistleblowers are a growing and critical force for keeping us a nation of laws. Blowing the whistle takes courage because these truth-tellers put a lot at risk, from their careers to their...
PEERMail: EPA Weaponizing Water
Last week, EPA's Inspector General slammed the agency for repeatedly looking the other way when public water systems don't inform their customers of violations that could jeopardize their health. The IG found that EPA does a poor job of oversight and of warning the...
PEERMail: Dorian Map Flap Frames a Darker Picture
“My understanding is that this intervention to contradict the forecaster was not based on science.”
PEERMail | Fighting for the Planet in Court
Evidence compiled by the government’s own experts is our most valuable asset in demonstrating the irrationality of the Trump Administration’s ill-intentioned and ill-informed plans.
PEERMail: BLM’s Darkest Days Cloud Your Future
The Trump Administration’s effort to crush the federal civil service has hit the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hard. The BLM manages nearly 250 million acres of public land, an astonishingly diverse landscape of mountains, forests, deserts, grasslands and...
PEERMail: Scientific Integrity Under Attack
The Trump administration has taken its anti-science agenda to a whole new level.
PEERMail: A Growing Water Crisis
As two PEER staffers, we are here to let you know some of the water issues we are working on and why we are continuing to fight every day against the disastrous ideology that the government should go soft on polluters. EPA’s embrace of this ideology is laying the...
PEERMail: Edging Closer to Extinction
Last week was an incredibly bad week for one of the most endangered whales in the world. Six North Atlantic right whales were found dead in and around the Gulf of Lawrence. Some of these animals, known to researchers for many years, were successful breeders and...
PEERMail: Threats to Public Lands
By now, you have probably have heard about the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) decision to fire Craig Hoover, a long-time, highly respected range management veteran in Nevada. Mr. Hoover got on the wrong side of his management for reporting illegal grazing in the...
PEERMail: Climate Alert
At PEER, we’re on the front lines every day of the Trump Administration’s disastrous war on climate science. As a PEER staff attorney working on climate and science issues, I have prepared this special report of PEERNews on climate change to let you know what I do and...
PEERMail: Interior Reorganizing to Better Quash Dissent
There are different bureaus with different missions that sometimes conflict. A unitary command would prevent these conflicts from surfacing.
PEERMail: Bad Actors Abound
Although we expect the current Senate to cower as the President continues to erode that body’s Constitutional powers, we will continue to challenge these appointments
PEERMail: Water Hypocrisy
With cronyism and influence peddling the norm in most government circles, we have been busier than ever. Below, you'll read about the Trump Administration's water hypocrisy, how industry giants now rule at Interior, why we are questioning the CDC on cancer, and a...