Department of Interior

News Releases

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

POLAR BEAR STUDY PROBE FALLS FLAT

Inspector General Concerns on Joint U.S.-Canadian Study Prove Groundless

SUSPENSION OF ARCTIC SCIENTIST SUDDENLY LIFTED

Agency Reversal Comes as It Falls Under Investigation for Scientific Misconduct

POLAR BEAR PAPER REMAINS FOCUS OF IG PROBE OF ARCTIC SCIENTIST

IG Refuses to Identify Criminal Charge Rejected by Justice Department

INTERIOR POLAR BEAR FLAP TAKES OMINOUS NEW TURN

Joint Study with Canadian Researchers Halted in Inspector General Probe

ARCTIC SCIENTIST PROTESTS WITCH HUNT ON POLAR BEAR PAPER

Key Studies Disrupted as Supervising Federal Scientist Suspended from Duties

CAPE WIND MONITORING PLAN IS FOR THE BIRDS

Bird and Bat Studies Not Designed to Pick Up Meaningful Data

PRESS OFFICE SCREENS OCEAN SCIENCE FOR "GRAMMATICAL ERRORS"

Interior Says Fears Based on "Misinterpretation of Policy" But Issue No Correction

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