Department of Interior

News Releases

U.S. OFFSHORE LEASING PREMISED ON FUTURE OF CHEAP OIL

Planning Assumes $30 a Barrel Oil to Minimize Potential Environmental Impacts

AUDIT FINDS MAJOR HAZARDS IN INTERIOR DEPARTMENT

28% of HQ Workers Cite Health Threat – Modernization “Pause” for Evaluation

CONSERVATION GROUPS CHALLENGE SHRINKING HABITAT FOR RARE PLANT ON ALGODONES DUNES

Contact: Ileene Anderson, Center for Biological Diversity, (323) 654-5943
Karen Schambach, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, (530) 333-1106
Elden Hughes, Sierra Club,…

INTERIOR DEPARTMENT STAGES GRAND CANYON GREEN WASH

Exclusive Footage Offered to NBC “Today” Show to Profile High Flow Experiment

SETTLEMENT IN WHISTLEBLOWER CASE OF INTERIOR LAWYER

Robert McCarthy Testified Against Government in Tribal Trust Accounts Trial

BOWHEAD WHALE IMPERILED BY ARCTIC DRILLING PLANS

Scientific Warnings on Oil Spills and Seismic Noise Disregarded to Speed Lease Sales

ARCTIC OCEAN OIL REVIEWS SOFT-PEDALED EXXON VALDEZ

Oil Spill Dangers to Wildlife Minimized to Keep Lease Sales on Schedule

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



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