Department of Interior

News Releases

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

INTERIOR SCIENCE HAS INTEGRITY ISSUES, IG SAYS

No Safeguards against Political Manipulation of Science despite Repeated Scandals

INTERIOR COOKING BOOKS ON ALASKA OFFSHORE ECO-ANALYSES

Interior Had Critical GAO Report Weeks before Unveiling Offshore Drilling Plans

NEW SCIENCE RULES FOR OFFSHORE DRILLING SEND MIXED MESSAGE

MMS “Transparency” Mandate Riddled with Welter of Non-Release Categories

INTERIOR TO HQ EMPLOYEES: LET THEM BREATHE FUMES

Interior Saw No Legal Obligation to Shield Workers from Years of Noxious Vapors

INTERIOR SUED TO OBTAIN OIL ROYALTY REVENUE DATA

Feds Claim Prices Oil Company Paid for Royalty-In-Kind Oil Are Trade Secrets

COMMERCIAL AQUACULTURE IN WILDERNESS PUSHED BY KEY SENATOR

Point Reyes National Seashore Oyster Farm Dispute Opens Legal Can of Worms

HIKING AND PARK GROUPS URGE WITHDRAWAL OF MOUNTAIN BIKE PLAN

New Mountain Bicycle Trails Will Drive Out Other Users and Aggravate Backlog

GRAND CANYON FLOW FIGHT BURSTS INTO THE OPEN

Early Test for Interior Secretary Salazar Pledges of Ethics and Scientific Integrity



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