Inability to Document Natural Resource Damages May Bedevil BP Spill Payments
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
Interior Had Critical GAO Report Weeks before Unveiling Offshore Drilling Plans
Scientific Commission Decries Oil Industry Influence at University of Alaska
University of Alaska Scientist Stripped of Grant for Speaking About Pro-Oil Bias
University of Alaska President Upholds Grant Removal and Office Eviction
Exclusion Zones, Buffers and Oil Spill Protections Would Scale Back Lease Schedule
NOAA Chief Says No Plans to Even Begin Considering New Ocean Reserves
U.S. and Alaska Fail to Collect $92 Million Damage Claim Filed Back in 2006
Protest on Oil Industry Bias in Sea Grant Seen to “Cause Problems Nationally”
Senior EPA Agent Charges Criminal Investigation Truncated and Fines Slashed
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 265-7337.