Department of Interior

News Releases

NEW CHARGES FILED AGAINST INTERIOR SOLICITOR

As Interior's Top Lawyer Resigns

MORE ATTACKS ON FEDERAL RESOURCE EMPLOYEES

Violence Against Forest Service, BLM and Wildlife Staff Rises for Third Straight Year

INFORMATION REQUEST FILED TO UNCOVER WHITE HOUSE MANIPULATION OF KLAMATH POLICY

Groups Seek to Clarify Karl Rove's Role in Dictating Klamath Policy Resulting in 33,000 Dead Salmon

ETHICS COMPLAINT FILED AGAINST INTERIOR SOLICITOR

Interior's Top Lawyer May Have Violated Ethics Agreement

INTERIOR TO CONSOLIDATE ALL REAL ESTATE APPRAISALS IN NEW UNIT

Protection from Future Political Interference Unclear

INTERIOR TO GIVE MANAGEMENT OF PARKS AND REFUGES TO TRIBES

34 National Parks and 41 Refuges Targeted

SECRETARY NORTON IGNORES BALANCE AND BEST SCIENCE WITH PERMIT TO OPEN DUNES HABITAT TO ORVS

Wildlife Agency Pressured to Rely on Industry Report, Ignore Other Experts and Science

SPECIAL COUNSEL FINDS "WRONGDOING" IN UTAH LAND DEAL

Investigation to Target Top Norton Aides

APPRAISAL FOUNDATION BLASTS INTERIOR LAND EXCHANGES

Call for Moratorium and Criminal Investigation

GARBAGE RAILROAD CONSTRUCTION TRASHING ENDANGERED SPECIES AND DESERT PUBLIC LANDS

Conservationists challenge work to haul L.A.'s trash to dump near Joshua Tree NP

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