Department of Interior

News Releases

FEDS TO PROBE DELTA TUNNEL MISUSE OF GRANT FUNDS

Inspector General to Audit California Water Resources Handling of Federal Aid

OREGON REFUGE STANDOFF LATEST EXTREMIST JIHAD

Federal Inaction for 19 Months on Bundy Spawns More Militia Confrontations

INTERIOR INSPECTOR GENERAL NEEDS NEW LEADER

Politicized, Misguided, and Shrouded Probes Should Disqualify Kendall

FEDERAL PROBE INTO KLAMATH IRRIGATOR CONTRACTS ORDERED

U.S. Special Counsel Directs Interior to Justify Legality and Purpose of Payments

BATTLE MOUNTAIN GRAZING SETTLEMENT SOWS SEEDS OF DISCORD

Rancher Rewarded for Defiant Trespass as BLM Avoids Enforcement at All Costs

VAST FEDERAL BIOLOGICAL COLLECTIONS AT RISK

U.S. Geological Survey Shirks Responsibility for Managing Troves of Specimens

NEW REVISIONS WEAKEN INTERIOR SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY SAFEGUARDS

Rules against Politicized Science Honeycombed with Loopholes and Escape Hatches

EXXON VALDEZ DAMAGES SUIT DRAGS INTO 2015 AND PERHAPS BEYOND

Judge Frustrated That Long Overdue Restoration Plan Still Not Near Completion

MOUNTAINS OF NATIVE AMERICAN REMAINS MISLAID AND MISLABELED

Federal Office Stopped Cataloguing Discoveries, Tracking Loans or Notifying Tribes

MOVE TO END FEDERAL FUNDING OF ALASKA PREDATOR CONTROL

State Should Repay Noncompliant Grants and Be Barred from Future Grants



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