Federal Agencies Need to Consult Outside Experts and Residents Not Just Industry
PEER's environmental work is solely directed by the needs of its members. As a consequence, we have the distinct honor of serving resource professionals who daily cast profiles in courage in cubicles across the country.
News Releases for Alaska
State Focused on Capacity of Towing Vessel to be Towed, Not on Its Ability to Tow
Lawsuit to Force Release of Key Spill Prevention and Response Documents
Probe Commissioned to Plug Leaks and Root out Dissent on Arctic Offshore Drilling
Unrelated Disclosures from 2007 and 2008 Dredged Up in Questionable Reprimand
House of Commons Calls for Moratorium Until Stronger Safeguards Are in Place
Exotic Organisms on Oil Drilling Equipment Excluded from Environmental Reviews
Testing Results for New Blowout Capping System Sought
Interior Inspector General Declares Itself Exempt from Scientific Integrity Policies
New IG Interviews This Week as Arctic Research Flounders in Uncertainty
PEER does not have an Alaska field office, but if you would like to start one, let us know.
As a service organization, PEER relies on current or former agency employees to point out issues to work on. If you work for a resource management agency, and you struggle with:
- political interference with science-based decisions,
- undue influence of industry into permitting decisions,
- a management hostile to the conservation views of staff,
- censorship of job-related opinions, or anti-government threats from your community
PEER can help!
Our job is to deliver the problem to your agency decision-makers and the public while protecting the anonymity of the messenger. This may be as simple as a letter from PEER to your supervisor that says, "we're watching," or as complex as a legal challenge to your administration. To see examples of common tactics we've used in other states, check out our agency surveys, white papers and news releases.
As with all of our work, every project is employee directed. That means you call the shots.
For more information, contact PEER at email@example.com or (202) 265-7337.