Department of Interior

News Releases

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

INTERIOR’S SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY PROGRAM DEVOLVING INTO MOSH PIT

Absence of Promised Protocols, Accountability or Independence Cripples Credibility

POLAR BEAR PROBE LUMBERS INTO ITS THIRD YEAR

New IG Interviews This Week as Arctic Research Flounders in Uncertainty

INTERIOR LOOSENS GAG ON EMPLOYEE OFF-DUTY SPEECH

New “Public Communications” Rules Leave Gray Areas Which May Chill Expression

TIME TO APPOINT AN EFFECTIVE INSPECTOR GENERAL AT INTERIOR

Devaney Shielded Politicos by Targeting Small Fish, Letting Big Ones off the Hook

POLAR BEAR PROBE CAREENS IN NEW DIRECTIONS

Inspector General Claims Even More Drowned Bears Seen Than Previously Reported



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