Protest on Oil Industry Bias in Sea Grant Seen to “Cause Problems Nationally”
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
Senior EPA Agent Charges Criminal Investigation Truncated and Fines Slashed
Audit Found Civil and Criminal Liability at Taku Gardens But No Action Taken
Responsibility Evaded for Uninhabitable Base Family Housing atop Weapons Dump
Oil Company Grabs Top Agency Managers to Push What They Used to Regulate
Industry Permit Plans Not Subjected to Required Peer-Review or Monitoring
Planning Assumes $30 a Barrel Oil to Minimize Potential Environmental Impacts
Yukon Flats Land Exchange Tied to Oil Development but No Time for Appraisals
Scientific Warnings on Oil Spills and Seismic Noise Disregarded to Speed Lease Sales
Oil Spill Dangers to Wildlife Minimized to Keep Lease Sales on Schedule
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.