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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Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Dissent Inside Epa Deepens
A 30-year U.S. Environmental Protection Agency senior official is leaving federal service today convinced that her agency is being steered in a disastrously wrong direction, according to her farewell message posted today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). She is an...
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Friday, July 21, 2017
Trump to Strip Alaska Park and Refuge Wildlife Protection
The Trump administration is taking aim at restrictions on recreational hunting and trapping inside national parks and refuges in Alaska, according to directives posted today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The regulations limit questionable hunting techniques, such as...
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Monday, February 13, 2017
Federal Employee Free Speech Tied in Knots
Federal employees concerned about Trump White House actions face legal constraints on their freedom to protest, according to ethics warnings posted today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). Some restrictions are clear but others are subject to interpretation. The biggest...
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Thursday, April 03, 2014
Cormorant Slaughter Reauthorization on Autopilot
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will not devote the resources to even consider non-lethal alternatives for managing double-crested cormorants and is instead poised to renew multi-state “depredation” orders for killing an estimated 43,000 of the fish-eating birds per year, according to public comments filed today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The orders allow removal of birds “committing or about to commit predation” on fish – the cormorant’s primary diet.
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Monday, March 24, 2014
On Exxon Valdez 25th Anniversary Much Remains Unresolved
Even though it was 25 years ago today that the tanker Exxon Valdez spilled more than 11 million gallons of crude oil onto the Alaska coast, its impacts are still being debated in both the courthouse and the Alaska statehouse, according to documents posted today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The issue driving the ongoing debate is how much damage the spill is still causing Alaska’s fish, wildlife and environment.
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Thursday, January 02, 2014
Malibu Teachers Protest District's Toxic Plans
Teachers in a contaminated school complex are challenging the effectiveness, scope and integrity of their district’s hurried effort to clean classrooms while ignoring the source or extent of an array of other toxic chemicals found on campus, according to a letter released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The teachers are asking the district to discharge its current environmental consultant and open its arrangements to public review and input.
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Thursday, October 31, 2013
Gas Pipeline Poised to Carve Through New Jersey's Pinelands
The Christie administration has engineered the impending approval of a high-pressure gas pipeline that will cut through the heart of the Pinelands, a heavily forested coastal plain designated as an U.N. International Biosphere Reserve. Slated to cross two rivers and up to 14 streams, the 22-mile $90 million energy project would be a major environmental reversal, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).
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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Longlines Killing Pacific Seabirds at Record Rate
Longline fishing fleets in the Pacific Ocean are killing and maiming more seabirds at the highest rates recorded, according to documents posted today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The growing loss of seabirds caught on hooks or tangled in fishing gear appears to signal that National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) mitigation plan implemented a decade ago has not curbed this unintended harvest.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
No Surprise Federal Pipeline Safety Exercises Since 2005
The federal pipeline safety agency has not conducted a single surprise exercise for more than eight years to determine whether an operator can execute emergency response plans, according to documents released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). Nor does the agency have a ready account of which emergency response plans it has approved, rejected or changed.
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Monday, July 15, 2013
Exxon Valdez Recovery Remains Stuck in Limbo
Nearly 25 years after the massive Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska, the recovery plan for long-term natural resource damages sits on a shelf, according to documents posted by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). In recent court filings, the U.S. Justice Department and State of Alaska say they are still waiting for long overdue scientific studies before collecting a final $92 million claim to implement the recovery plan for unanticipated harm to fish, wildlife and habitat.
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