Department of Interior

News Releases

SCIENTIFIC WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINT RESOLVED

Successful Mediation under Auspices of U.S. Office of Special Counsel

ECO-LAWSUIT ADVANCES AGAINST CAPE WIND

Risk to Right Whale and other Threatened and Endangered Species Litigated

FAREWELL MESSAGE THAT BLM HAS LOST ITS WAY

Sole Focus on Commodities Threatens Natural Heritage, 44-Year Veteran Warns

RISING DOUBTS ON INDEPENDENCE OF INTERIOR INSPECTOR GENERAL

Staff Survey Shows Only 60% Believe IG Operates "Free from Improper Influence"

KAFKAESQUE IG POLAR BEAR REPORT AT ODDS WITH FACTS

Probe Commissioned to Plug Leaks and Root out Dissent on Arctic Offshore Drilling

DROWNED POLAR BEAR PROBE CLOSES WITH A WHIMPER

Unrelated Disclosures from 2007 and 2008 Dredged Up in Questionable Reprimand

INTERIOR IGNORED INVASIVE INTRODUCTION INTO ARCTIC WATERS

Exotic Organisms on Oil Drilling Equipment Excluded from Environmental Reviews

SCANT TESTING FOR ARCTIC BLOWOUT CAPPING SYSTEM

Safety Agency Can Produce Only One Page of Notes to Demonstrate Cap Reliability

DROWNED POLAR BEAR REPORT COMPLETED BUT UNRELEASED

Interior Inspector General Declares Itself Exempt from Scientific Integrity Policies

PURGED SCIENCE ADVISOR TESTS INTERIOR’S INTEGRITY POLICIES

Salazar’s Press Office Wanted No Traceable Trail on Scientific Accuracy Protests

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