Department of Interior

News Releases

INTERIOR DEPARTMENT NEEDS NEW BROOMS TO SWEEP IT CLEAN

whistleblowers and reformers required to rejuvenate ravaged agencies

GREEN GROUPS GALVANIZE BEHIND GRIJALVA FOR INTERIOR SECRETARY

106 Groups Say AZ Congressman Is Right Person to Reform Troubled Agency

LESS THAN 1% OF COMMENTS FAVOR BUSH ENDANGERED SPECIES PLAN

Proposed Changes Never Reviewed by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; Call for Congress to Close the Federal Register Now

U.S. PARK POLICE CHIEF JOB VACANT AGAIN

Latest Resignation Punctuates Ongoing Turmoil, Shortages and Political Interference

INTERIOR READIES MOUNTAIN BIKE EXPANSION IN NATIONAL PARKS

Lame Duck Rule Would Clear Way for Mountain Bike Trails in Park Backcountry

INDUSTRY LAWYERS DIRECTED BACA WILDLIFE REFUGE DRILLING STUDY

Concerns of Refuge Scientists Overridden by Interior, Justice Officials

TRIBAL WILDLIFE REFUGE TAKEOVER DEEPLY FLAWED

National Bison Range Deal Sets Precedent for 75 Other National Parks and Refuges

INTERIOR ETHICS SCANDALS INVOLVE MORE THAN “A FEW”

Widespread Industry Penetration of Interior Tatters Kempthorne Ethics Vows

RECLAMATION JETTISONING ENVIRONMENTAL FUNCTIONS

Lame Duck Reorganization Cutting Green Jobs to Promote Outsourcing

REVOLVING DOOR WOES MOUNT AT FEDERAL MINERALS AGENCY

Following Guilty Plea MMS Director Warns Workers to Expect More Shoes to Drop

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