Department of Interior

News Releases

INTERIOR SECRETARY BLASTED FOR MISLEADING CONGRESS

Groups call for Senate Investigations

SECRETARY NORTON FALSIFIED ARCTIC REFUGE DATA

Misled Congress on Environmental Effects of ANWR Drilling

ATTACKS AGAINST FEDERAL WORKERS ON THE RISE

Assults, Arson & Threats Up in 2000, Agencies Report

BUSH/NORTON PLAN BIG STAFF CUTS AT INTERIOR

Secretary's Office Grows While Field Staff Shrinks

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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