Department of Interior

News Releases

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

INTERIOR FIRST OUT OF THE GATE WITH SCIENCE INTEGRITY RULES

Rules Ban Alteration of Technical Findings and Foster “Free Flow” of Scientific Data

OCEAN SCIENTISTS’ WORK SCREENED BY PUBLIC RELATIONS STAFF

All Outside Communication Monitored Contrary to New Scientific Openness Pledge

INTERIOR MAKES BIG STRIDE ON SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY

Secretary Salazar’s Order Could Be Transformative

INTERIOR POSTS ONLY HALF OF A SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY POLICY

Draft Would Punish Scientists But Not Protect Against Political Manipulation

BUY MMS MEMENTOS BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE

Auction of MMS Knick-Knacks as Successor Agency Struggles with Its Acronym

BP BUCKED CANADA’S SAME SEASON RELIEF WELL POLICY

Citing Its Gulf Expertise, BP Argued Rapid Relief Well Capacity Is Needless Expense

DID ANYONE ACTUALLY READ BPS OIL SPILL RESPONSE PLAN?

Walruses and Seals, Non-Existent Equipment Lists and Other Fanciful References

WHY THE BREAKUP OF MMS WON’T WORK

Interior Itself Part of Problem; Broader Solutions Required

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