Department of Interior

News Releases

VINDICATED ARCTIC SCIENTIST RETIRES WITH CASH SETTLEMENT

$100,000 Payment and Belated Secretary’s Award Resolves Whistleblower Complaint

RECLAMATION LIFTS REMOVAL THREAT AGAINST KLAMATH BIOLOGISTS

Rare Apology Coupled with Promise of More Collaborative & Transparent Posture

CADILLAC CONTRACTS CANNIBALIZE AGENCY SCIENCE BUDGET

Review Asked for Overhead of Up to 50% in Open-Ended Reclamation Contracts

INTERIOR DENIES SPINNING KLAMATH SCIENCE

Complaint Deemed Factual but Inaccuracies Excused as “Normal Practice”

DROWNED POLAR BEAR PAPER VINDICATED – AGAIN

Interior Rejects IG Call for Further Scientific Reviews yet Case Remains Open

IG REPEATEDLY TRIED TO CRIMINALLY PROSECUTE ARCTIC SCIENTIST

After Charges Discredited, Drowned Polar Bear Case Reopened Without Explanation

CALL TO OPEN UP EMERGENCY SHELL ARCTIC REVIEW

Federal Agencies Need to Consult Outside Experts and Residents Not Just Industry

ALASKA DROPPED BALL ON RUNAWAY SHELL VESSEL

State Focused on Capacity of Towing Vessel to be Towed, Not on Its Ability to Tow

SCIENTIFIC WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINT RESOLVED

Successful Mediation under Auspices of U.S. Office of Special Counsel

ECO-LAWSUIT ADVANCES AGAINST CAPE WIND

Risk to Right Whale and other Threatened and Endangered Species Litigated

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White Papers
Tortoise on the Half-ShellEnvironmental Malpractice at Mojave National Preserve (November 1999)
Details an inside account about how a federal agency legally dedicated to conservation has abdicated its responsibilities to the direct detriment of the natural resources and wildlife in its care. As a consequence of political presure and bureaucratic inertia, legal mandates have been flaunted, critical scientific data ignored and park managers have taken the posture that grazing at Mojave NP is, and will likely remain, unmonitored, unregulated and untouchable. more >>

War of AttritionSabotage of the Endangered Series Act by the U.S. Department of Interior (December 1997)
The U.S. Department of the Interior consistently ignores its own scientists' recommendations to list species as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). To stall discussion and shift the burden, the Department of the Interior is waiting for Congressional approval for a reauthorization bill that would greatly weaken the act. more >>

Surveys
2005  Interior Biologists Told To Fundraise

Other PEER Activities
Protest of Nomination of Craig Manson, for Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife and Parks