Department of Interior

News Releases

REMINDERS WHY PALIN WOULD BE TERRIBLE INTERIOR SECRETARY

Her Alaskan Record Reflects Rabid Anti-Science Approach to Environmental Issues

ANOTHER AUDIT FAULTS RECLAMATION ILLEGAL IRRIGATOR SUBSIDIES

Has Interior Leadership Void Enabled Allowed Reclamation to Go Totally Rogue?

KLAMATH IRRIGATORS ILLEGAL PIGGY BANK BROKEN UP

Auditors Find Reclamation “Wasted” Millions in Drought & Wildlife Relief Funds

THOUSANDS OF INDIAN REMAINS LEFT IN BUREAUCRATIC LIMBO

OSC Finds Cataloging and Repatriation Requirements Remain “Goal, Not Reality”

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



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