Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER)

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) is a national alliance of local state and federal resource professionals. PEER's environmental work is solely directed by the needs of its members. As a consequence, we have the distinct honor of serving resource professionals who daily cast profiles in courage in cubicles across the country.

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Suit to Bar E-Bikes from Park Trails Gets Greenlight Claims Challenging Legality of NPS E-Bikes Approval Will Be Heard
A lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s approval of electronic bicycles (“e-bikes”) anywhere in the National Park System where traditional human-pedaled bicycles are allowed has survived dismissal and will now be heard in full, according to a federal court ruling posted today by Public...
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Friday, January 29, 2021
Vilsack’s Disturbing Suppression of USDA Science
As Secretary of Agriculture under Obama, Tom Vilsack routinely interfered with scientific work that big agriculture found bothersome, charges Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The group is urging the Senate to review these concerns and secure remedies before confirming...
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Tuesday, January 05, 2021
Justice Department Argues Trump Lost the Election DOJ Claims Suit Against Illegal Trump Appointees Will Be Moot on January 20th
While President Trump and his die-hard allies are still seeking to dispute the election results, his Justice Department is contending in court that Trump will vacate the White House on Inauguration Day, January 20th. In the Justice Department’s legal brief in a lawsuit brought by Public Employees...
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Monday, December 28, 2020
Arctic Refuge Becoming Oil & Gas White Elephant
Facing a December 31st bidding deadline, both the Trump administration and State of Alaska are taking extraordinary steps to counter flagging industry interest in bidding for oil and gas exploration rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. These frantic measures will prove futile, predicts...
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Friday, December 18, 2020
Lawsuit Challenges Trump EPA’s Approval of Radioactive Roads
Environmental, public health and union groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency today for approving the use of radioactive phosphogypsum in roads. The groups also petitioned the agency to reconsider its Oct. 20 approval. The EPA has long prohibited use of phosphogypsum in roads because it...
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Tuesday, December 01, 2020
Aerially Sprayed Pesticide Contains PFAS "Forever Chemicals" Potentially Spread Over Millions of Acres
State efforts to control mosquito-borne illnesses may be creating a new health problem. The insecticide Massachusetts and numerous other states use for mosquito control, both applied aerially and sprayed from trucks along roads, contains per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), according to lab...
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Friday, September 25, 2020
EPA Can’t Find Study Linking Formaldehyde to Leukemia
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reversed its position on a long-awaited assessment of the health effects of formaldehyde. After representing for more than two years that it had a fully drafted assessment, EPA now argues no such draft exists, in response to a lawsuit brought by Public...
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Thursday, August 20, 2020
EPA Should Stop Spewing Tax-Paid Propaganda
Much of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s social media messaging is illegal political self- promotion , charges Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The group wants Congress to enforce the ban against federal fund ing for “ propaganda purposes ” and obtain reimburse ment...
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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) Applauds Withdrawal of William Perry Pendley’s Nomination as Director of Bureau of Land Management
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) is amending its legal complaint after the Trump administration announced its intention to withdraw the nomination of William Perry Pendley to head the Bureau of Land Management over the weekend. PEER and Western Watersheds Project (WWP) filed...
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Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Arctic Climate Research Imperiled
Significant scientific data collection on atmospheric conditions in the Arctic and around the globe is ending because the University of Colorado abruptly removed the researchers doing the work, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). As a result, years of continuous...
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