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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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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Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Trump Administration’s Wetland Deception One Federal Agency Lauds Wetlands as Another Seeks Their Destruction
Two federal environmental agencies are taking diametrically opposed positions on the ecological and economic value of wetlands, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). While the U,S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has unveiled a rule allowing more than half of...
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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Suit Against EPA'S Elimination Of Clean Water Protections
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) joined 13 conservation groups today in filing a lawsuit in federal court against the Trump Administration’s effort to eliminate clean water protections for wetlands and streams that feed drinking-water sources for 200 million Americans. The...
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Thursday, March 19, 2020
Trump's Misguided Pandemic Talking Points
Even as the true dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic are becoming evident, federal officials are under orders to repeat talking points that minimize public health risks and extol the Trump White House, according to mandatory “Talking Points” posted today by Public Employees for Environmental...
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Monday, February 03, 2020
Taxpayers Fleeced Once Again
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service announced the 2020 grazing fee on Friday – once again, the bare minimum allowed under current law and a pittance compared to grazing leases on private lands and what the program costs to administer. By setting the fee at $1.35 per...
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Tuesday, November 05, 2019
EPA Declines to Avert Mass-Casualty Refinery Accidents
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency refused to consider a legal petition seeking to ban a refinery chemical with the potential to cause catastrophic loss of life in American cities. The petition was filed this June by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) following a...
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Tuesday, July 02, 2019
EPA CRIMINAL POLLUTION ENFORCEMENT CRATERING Referrals, Prosecutions, and Convictions Continue Freefall to Historic Lows
The chances of corporate polluters facing federal criminal prosecution are lower than at any time in a generation, and dropping further with each passing month, according to figures obtained by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). By every measure of output, the U.S...
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