Department of Interior

News Releases

OSHA THREATENS SAFETY INSPECTIONS AT INTERIOR HQ

Interior Must Prove That Hazards Have Been Abated or Face OSHA Intervention

INTERIOR HQ IS A VERY DANGEROUS PLACE TO WORK

Scathing Building Audit Finds Major Safety, Health and Environmental Violations

RECLAMATION PROPOSES NEW GROUNDS TO FIRE E-MAILING BIOLOGIST

New Reasons: E-mails “Caused Embarrassment” and Cast “Unfavorable Light”

FEDERAL BIOLOGIST FACES FIRING FOR E-MAILING ENVIRONMENTALISTS

Bureau of Reclamation Cites “Subversive” Behavior in Revealing Agency Misdeeds

INTERIOR PLEDGES SCIENCE INTEGRITY BUT PRACTICES SCIENCE FICTION

New Strategic Plan Does Not Square with Track Record of Political Manipulation

HOUSE CHIDES INTERIOR FOR INACTION ON SICK HEADQUARTERS

Budget Asks for “Corrective Action Plan” and an Employee Grievance Process

BUFFALO BETRAYED BY OFFICIAL CRUELTY AND INDIFFERENCE

Massive Slaughter Makes Bison Logo for Federal Agency “Misleading Advertising”

INTERIOR IGNORING HUNDREDS OF HQ WORKER HEALTH COMPLAINTS

“Good Practices Are Not Being Followed” in Building Makeover, Says NIOSH Report

OSHA TO INTERIOR WORKERS – DROP DEAD

OSHA Refuses to Inspect Despite Mounting Health Complaints

INTERIOR HQ MODERNIZATION MAKING WORKERS SICK

Fumes and Smoke Entering Offices; Employee Health Complaints Ignored

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