Department of Interior

News Releases

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

CHENEY AIDE FINALLY LEAVING INTERIOR DEPARTMENT

Hoffman Tenure Marked by Failed Park Policy Rewrite and Reversals of Scientists

WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY…AND HE IS US

Bush Sporting Council Identifies Administration Policies as Highest Hunting Hurdles

SHELL’S REVOLVING DOOR SWINGS U.S. ARCTIC DRILLING PROGRAM

Oil Company Grabs Top Agency Managers to Push What They Used to Regulate

U.S. TRUSTING OIL COMPANIES TO SAFEGUARD ARCTIC WILDLIFE

Industry Permit Plans Not Subjected to Required Peer-Review or Monitoring

BUSH ORDER TO PROMOTE HUNTING MAY SPARK NEW OFF-ROAD CURBS

Rangers Want Agencies to Help Hunting & Fishing by Ending Reckless Off-Roading



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