Scientific Warnings on Oil Spills and Seismic Noise Disregarded to Speed Lease Sales
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
Oil Spill Dangers to Wildlife Minimized to Keep Lease Sales on Schedule
Officials Scramble to Suppress Scientific Dissent over Bush Arctic Oil Initiative
Interior Purged Scientific Concerns about Introduction of Exotics in Arctic Waters
Listing Delay Blocks Safeguards Urged by Scientists Contrary to Agency Testimony
Shell Plans for LNG and Tanker Traffic in Chukchi Sea Barred from Lease Review
Interim Guidance Abandons Acquisition as Tool to Protect Wilderness and Wildlife
State Pocked by Thousands of Hazardous Waste Sites with Little Monitoring
Leavitt Asked to Intervene on BP Permit
EPA Grants Up for Renewal
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.