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

Newswire article
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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Newswire article
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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Newswire article
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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Newswire article
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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Newswire article
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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Newswire article
Monday, December 18, 2017
Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund to Lapse at Month's End
The excise tax that is the principal source of revenue for the federal Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund sunsets at the end of the year with no reauthorization on the horizon. As a result, America’s ability to respond quickly to or prevent a major oil spill may significantly be compromised, according...
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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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Newswire article
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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Newswire article
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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