Department of Interior

News Releases

LEAKED E-MAILS MAY SINK ARCTIC OFFSHORE LEASE SALES

Officials Scramble to Suppress Scientific Dissent over Bush Arctic Oil Initiative

INVASIVE SPECIES THREAT FROM ARCTIC OFFSHORE DRILLING IGNORED

Interior Purged Scientific Concerns about Introduction of Exotics in Arctic Waters

INTERIOR STIFLES POLAR BEAR PROTECTIONS FROM ARCTIC DRILLING

Listing Delay Blocks Safeguards Urged by Scientists Contrary to Agency Testimony

INTERIOR WITHHOLDING KEY DOCUMENTS ON ARCTIC DRILLING

Shell Plans for LNG and Tanker Traffic in Chukchi Sea Barred from Lease Review

FEDERAL WILDLIFE ENFORCEMENT RECORDS SOUGHT IN LAWSUIT

Corruption in U.S. Fish & Wildlife Headquarters Targeted in Test of New FOIA Law

OUTSOURCING OF FEDERAL NATURAL RESOURCE JOBS BLOCKED

Congress Kills Key Bush Management Agenda Plank for Park and Forest Services

INTERIOR ETHICS INITIATIVE EVAPORATES BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

Vaunted Effort Scaled Back and Unimplemented While Scientific Fraud Ignored

TRIBAL TAKEOVER OF NATIONAL PARKS AND REFUGES ON FAST TRACK

Legislation Would Set “Targets” for Transferring Jobs and Funds to Tribal Control

INTERIOR ATTORNEY TO TESTIFY AGAINST GOVERNMENT IN COBELL CASE

Whistleblower to Detail Gross Mismanagement of Indian Accounts by Interior

AGENCY AUDIT VERIFIES WHISTLEBLOWER MISMANAGEMENT CHARGES

Interior Continues to Mangle Indian Trust Accounts, Losing Millions Monthly

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