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, January 25, 2012
Climate Science Legal Defense Fund Gets New Backing
The Climate Science Legal Defense Fund (CSLDF) has found a non-profit home in Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) which provides it fiscal sponsorship and logistical support. CSLDF lets scientific colleagues and the public directly help climate scientists protect themselves and their work from industry-funded legal attacks.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Creeping Corporatization of National Parks
As the National Park System prepares for its centennial in 2016 it is turning toward corporate funding for support, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). A core strategy announced by National Park Service (NPS) leaders in August 2011 is creating a billion dollar corporate-financed endowment outside the federal appropriation process.
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Monday, January 23, 2012
High-level Lowball in Gulf Deepwater Crisis
Top Obama officials manipulated scientific analyses of independent experts to seriously lowball the amount of oil leaking from the BP Deepwater Horizon, according to a scientific integrity complaint filed today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).
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Monday, January 23, 2012
Christie Guts Vapor Intrusion Safeguards
Without public announcement late Friday afternoon, the Christie administration rolled back public health protections against seepage of deadly gases into homes, schools and businesses, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The new state “Guidance” repeals previous protections and instead defers all decisions to the “judgment” of private clean-up consultants.
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Thursday, January 19, 2012
Price no Object for Federal Refuge Land Purchases
The principal system for selecting lands to add to federal refuges does not factor realty costs into its equation, according to agency documents released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). As a result, the Fish & Wildlife Service is not getting the biggest bang for its shrinking land acquisition buck.
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012
EPA Corrects Cleanup Standard for Industrial Solvent
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today admitted that it had published the incorrect cleanup standard for a toxic chemical, after being alerted to the error by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). Although EPA is notifying state agencies today about the mix-up which dramatically relaxed the cleanup standard for 1,4-dioxane, it will not publish a corrected number until March.
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Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Court Lets Park Service Drop Desert Tortoise Protections
A federal court has ruled that the National Park Service (NPS) does not have to protect non-game animals for the sake of the threatened desert tortoise in the Mojave National Preserve, California. The decision means the NPS need not limit sport hunting for so-called “varmints,” according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) which brought the suit.
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Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Time to Appoint an Effective Inspector General at Interior
The reputation of Earl Devaney as a tough Inspector General at the Department of Interior is not supported by a close look at his record, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). With his retirement this month, President Obama has the opportunity to pick a brisk new broom for sweeping out a deeply corrupted and dysfunctional agency.
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Friday, December 02, 2011
Documents Link Coke to Grand Canyon Plastic Bottle Reversal
A major bottler used corporate gifts and ties to national park fundraisers to influence the National Park Service (NPS) Director, according to documents obtained by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The gift prompted the Director to issue an order stopping Grand Canyon National Park from going forward with a long-planned ban on sale of individual plastic water bottles just days before it went into effect. This June NPS Director Jon Jarvis went further, directing, without public announcement, that no park may eliminate plastic water bottle sales in order t
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Thursday, December 01, 2011
Fisheries Observers Told to Turn Blind Eye to Violations
Independent monitors of U.S. fishing fleets are discouraged from reporting violations by the very federal agency which commissions them, according to a formal complaint filed today by the Association for Professional Observers (APO) and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). Observers who complain are assigned to unsafe vessels as “punishment trips” or simply let go without cause or appeal.
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